Young People, Sex and the Media: The Facts of Life?

Young People, Sex and the Media: The Facts of Life?

by D. Buckingham, S. Bragg
     
 

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Are children today growing up too soon? How do they - and their parents - feel about media portrayals of sex and personal relationships? Are the media a corrupting influence, or a potentially positive and useful resource for young people? Drawing on an extensive research project, which investigated children's interpretations of sexual content in films, TV and print

Overview

Are children today growing up too soon? How do they - and their parents - feel about media portrayals of sex and personal relationships? Are the media a corrupting influence, or a potentially positive and useful resource for young people? Drawing on an extensive research project, which investigated children's interpretations of sexual content in films, TV and print media, this book considers how young people (aged 9-17) use such material to understand their experiences and build their identities, and how they and their parents respond to public concerns about these issues. The book offers a clearly written and entertaining insight into children's and parents' perspectives on these difficult issues - perspectives that are often ignored or trivialised in public debate.

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"Hodges's book thoughtfully challenges the monolithic view of chivalry which most or all readers have brought to the Morte. Readers will gain useful insights from his comments. Hodges's regular return to the question of the role(s) of women in chivalric communities is likewise well conceived, and his challenges to such acknowledged authorities on the issue as Dorsey Armstrong and Geraldine Heng are stimulating." - D. Thomas Hanks Jr., Journal of English and Germanic Philology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403918239
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
261
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

Author David Buckingham: David Buckingham is Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, London University, UK, where he directs the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media. His previous books include Children Talking Television (1993), Moving Images (1996), The Making of Citizens (2000), After the Death of Childhood (2000) and Media Education (2003).

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