Media, Home and Family / Edition 1

Media, Home and Family / Edition 1

by Stewart M. Hoover, Lynn Schofield Clark, Diane F. Alters
     
 

Based on extensive fieldwork, this book examines how parents make decisions regulating media use, and how media practices define contemporary family life.See more details below

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415969178
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/07/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction3
2The Journey from Postpositivist to Constructivist Methods19
3Developing a Theory of Media, Home, and Family35
4The Family in U.S. History and Culture51
5The Case Studies: An Introduction69
6Being Distinctive in a Mediated Environment: The Ahmeds and the Paytons79
7At the Heart of the Culture: The Hartmans and the Roelofs103
8Fitting in with the Media: The Price-Benoits and the Franzes131
9"Couch Potatodom" Reconsidered: The Vogels and the Carsons145
Conclusion: The "Intentional and Sophisticated" Relationship171
Notes181
References187
About the Authors203
Index205

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