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Based on extensive fieldwork, this book examines how parents make decisions regulating media use, and how media practices define contemporary family life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415969161
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/7/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Stewart M. Hoover is Professor and Dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Lynn Schofield Clark is Assistant Research Professor at the Center for Mass Media Research in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Diane F. Alters is a doctoral student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Lee Hood is Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication. They are all at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Joseph G. Champ is a Full-time Instructor in the Department of Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism at Colorado State University.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 3
2 The Journey from Postpositivist to Constructivist Methods 19
3 Developing a Theory of Media, Home, and Family 35
4 The Family in U.S. History and Culture 51
5 The Case Studies: An Introduction 69
6 Being Distinctive in a Mediated Environment: The Ahmeds and the Paytons 79
7 At the Heart of the Culture: The Hartmans and the Roelofs 103
8 Fitting in with the Media: The Price-Benoits and the Franzes 131
9 "Couch Potatodom" Reconsidered: The Vogels and the Carsons 145
Conclusion: The "Intentional and Sophisticated" Relationship 171
Notes 181
References 187
About the Authors 203
Index 205
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