Wired Up: Young People and the Electronic Media

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For many years now, studies rejecting the idea of a direct causal link between the media and children's behaviour and beliefs, have been generating insights into children's interactions with all kinds of media forms. This book is designed as an accessible introduction to these important research findings, for students of cultural and communication studies, psychology, and education; for professionals working with children and young people, and in the media industry; and for parents. 'Wired Up' comprises separate ...

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Overview

For many years now, studies rejecting the idea of a direct causal link between the media and children's behaviour and beliefs, have been generating insights into children's interactions with all kinds of media forms. This book is designed as an accessible introduction to these important research findings, for students of cultural and communication studies, psychology, and education; for professionals working with children and young people, and in the media industry; and for parents. 'Wired Up' comprises separate studies of a wide range of electronic media forms including television, video, computer games and the telephone, and includes coverage of a broad age-range, from pre-school children to adolescents and young adults. It provides insights into such diverse issues as the gendered nature of media consumption, the role of parental regulation and peer groups, and the significance of narrative, realism and morality.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857288056
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Series: Media, Education and Culture Series
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface
Preface
Ch. 1 Where do snails watch television? Preschool television and New Zealand children 1
Ch. 2 Teaching the Nintendo generation? Children, computer culture and popular technologies 19
Ch. 3 Zapping Freddy Krueger: Children's use of disapproved video texts 43
Ch. 4 Unbalanced minds? Children thinking about television 57
Ch. 5 The middle years: Children and television - cool or just plain boring? 77
Ch. 6 Video game culture: Playing with masculinity, violence and pleasure 95
Ch. 7 'It's different to a mirror 'cos it talks to you': Teenage girls, video cameras and identity 115
Ch. 8 The friendly phone 135
Ch. 9 Dear Anne Summers: 'Microfeminism' and media representations of women 153
Notes on Contributors 171
Index 175
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