Video Critical: Children, the Environment and Media Power

Video Critical: Children, the Environment and Media Power

by David Gauntlett
     
 

Exploring the contribution that television can make to a child's understanding of the world, this book argues fiercely against the attempts of psychologists to explain complex social issues in individualistic terms. The findings of a new research method developed especially for this study, in which groups of schoolchildren were given video equipment to facilitate

Overview

Exploring the contribution that television can make to a child's understanding of the world, this book argues fiercely against the attempts of psychologists to explain complex social issues in individualistic terms. The findings of a new research method developed especially for this study, in which groups of schoolchildren were given video equipment to facilitate their making original video productions, are presented. Taking the environment as their focus,
the videos suggest that the children's views of both environmental issues and the mass media are complex and contradictory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860205132
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

David Gauntlett is a lecturer in communications at the University of Bournemouth. He is the author of Moving Experiences.

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