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"A readable handbook that is certain to be an important resource for students, scholars, and researchers in a variety of disciplines."
From Internet censorship to levels of television exposure, the effects of mass media on children is one of the most widely debated issues in our society. Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of renowned scholars from around the world, the Handbook of Children and the Media is the first and only all-inclusive, comprehensive analysis of the field for students and scholars. This book summarizes the current scope of research on children and the media, suggests directions for future research, and attempts to provide students with a deliberate examination of how children use, enjoy, learn from, and are advantaged or disadvantaged by regular exposure to television and other electronic media.
The Handbook of Children and the Media is an outstanding text for classes and will provide students in communication, psychology, family studies, education, sociology, public policy, and related fields with a valuable reference work as they continue their studies in this important area. Beyond the classroom setting, policymakers, media professionals, and concerned parents will all find much to value in this landmark volume.
"An authoritative overview of media effects on children and adolscents . . . Singer and Singer anchor each section with a preliminary overview, a conclusion, and references at the end of each chapter. This readable handbook is certain to be an important resource for students, scholars, and researchers in a variety of disciplines."
"The Handbook provides an excellent overview of research on children's media. The level of detail of most chapters is astonishing. Many chapters are superbly written and provide research summaries accessible to all audiences. . . . The encyclopedic scope of the Handbook makes it the most comprehensive resource available about all aspects of children's media. . . . Dorothy and Jerome Singer deserve praise for their excellent introductions to each part of the handbook and their concluding remarks. . . .The Handbook is a testimony to their standing as leaders in the field of children's media."