Media and the American Child Book

Media and the American Child


  • Author : George Comstock
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-07-27
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 0080479375

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Media and the American Child summarizes the research on all forms of media on children, looking at how much time they spend with media everyday, television programming and its impact on children, how advertising has changed to appeal directly to children and the effects on children and the consumer behavior of parents, the relationship between media use and scholastic achievement, the influence of violence in media on anti-social behavior, and the role of media in influencing attitudes on body image, sex and work roles, fashion, & lifestyle. The average American child, aged 2-17, watches 25 hours of TV per week, plays 1 hr per day of video or computer games, and spends an additional 36 min per day on the internet. 19% of children watch more than 35 hrs per week of TV. This in the face of research that shows TV watching beyond 10 hours per week decreases scholastic performance. In 1991, George Comstock published Television and the American Child, which immediately became THE standard reference for the research community of the effects of television on children. Since then, interest in the topic has mushroomed, as the availability and access of media to children has become more widespread and occurs earlier in their lifetimes. No longer restricted to television, media impacts children through the internet, computer and video games, as well as television and the movies. There are videos designed for infants, claiming to improve cognitive development, television programs aimed for younger and younger children-even pre-literates, computer programs aimed for toddlers, and increasingly graphic, interactive violent computer games. Presents the most recent research on the media use of young people Investigates the content of children's media and addresses areas of great concern including violence, sexual behavior, and commercialization Discusses policy making in the area of children and the media Focuses on experiences unique to children and adolescents

Television and the American Child Book

Television and the American Child


  • Author : George A. Comstock
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Children and violence
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015066089346

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Television and the American Child Excerpt :

Comstock explores the effects of television viewing on children's daily experience, scholastic achievement, belief and perception formation, consumer behavior, and psychology. He draws on numerous studies to show how American society has changed and will change further as the result of television viewing.

Children  Adolescents  and the Media Book

Children Adolescents and the Media


  • Author : Victor C. Strasburger
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2002-03-19
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 539
  • ISBN 10 : 0761921257

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Children Adolescents and the Media Excerpt :

Taking an approach grounded in the media effects tradition, this book provides a comprehensive, research-oriented treatment of how children and adolescents interact with the media. Chapters review the latest findings as well as seminal studies that have helped frame the issues in such areas as advertising, violence, video games, sexuality, drugs, body image and eating disorders, music, and the Internet. Each chapter is liberally sprinkled with illustrations, examples from the media, policy debates, and real-life instances of media impact.

Bring the World to the Child Book

Bring the World to the Child


  • Author : Katie Day Good
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-11
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262538022

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How, long before the advent of computers and the internet, educators used technology to help students become media-literate, future-ready, and world-minded citizens. Today, educators, technology leaders, and policy makers promote the importance of “global,” “wired,” and “multimodal” learning; efforts to teach young people to become engaged global citizens and skilled users of media often go hand in hand. But the use of technology to bring students into closer contact with the outside world did not begin with the first computer in a classroom. In this book, Katie Day Good traces the roots of the digital era's “connected learning” and “global classrooms” to the first half of the twentieth century, when educators adopted a range of media and materials—including lantern slides, bulletin boards, radios, and film projectors—as what she terms “technologies of global citizenship.” Good describes how progressive reformers in the early twentieth century made a case for deploying diverse media technologies in the classroom to promote cosmopolitanism and civic-minded learning. To “bring the world to the child,” these reformers praised not only new mechanical media—including stereoscopes, photography, and educational films—but also humbler forms of media, created by teachers and children, including scrapbooks, peace pageants, and pen pal correspondence. The goal was a “mediated cosmopolitanism,” teaching children to look outward onto a fast-changing world—and inward, at their own national greatness. Good argues that the public school system became a fraught site of global media reception, production, and exchange in American life, teaching children to engage with cultural differences while reinforcing hegemonic ideas about race, citizenship, and US-world relations.

The African American Child  Second Edition Book

The African American Child Second Edition


  • Author : Yvette R. Harris, PhD
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2014-02-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826110206

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Praise for the First Edition: "This book argues convincingly that children's cultural differences need to be recognized for any accurate understanding of their development. Pointing out the need for additional and more effectively designed research, Harris and Graham provide a valuable foundation for further investigations. This nonpolemic book should be in all libraries, filling an unfortunate gap. Highly recommended." --Choice This is an evenhanded examination of the challenges affecting the lives of African American children that emphasizes their strengths and resiliency rather than deficits. It is the only text to comprehensively consider the biological, emotional, social, and cultural domains of development in this population. The second edition reflects an acceleration of research on the development of racial identity in African American children, a shift from the dictates of "No Child Left Behind" to a more flexible approach to student academic evaluation, and changes in the economic conditions of African American children and their families. The book also reflects the increase in the number of African American children in foster care and those with incarcerated parents. New coverage also includes new information about the mental health of African Americans, and a new chapter on adolescent development. This new edition features updated statistical information on health problems, healthcare access, new diagnostic techniques, new treatment approaches, and the number of children of African origin. It provides an expanded discussion of the value of qualitative methodology, ethical issues in research, and a discussion of the characteristics of middle and upper class African American families. End-of-chapter discussion questions, an "Insiderís Voice" in each chapter that highlights important elements, and an "Issues Box" that highlights historic and legal issues also enhance the second edition. New to the Second Edition: New inclusion of information on African Ame

Handbook of Children and the Media Book

Handbook of Children and the Media


  • Author : Dorothy G. Singer
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2011-07-25
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 824
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483305714

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Handbook of Children and the Media Excerpt :

Cyber-bullying, sexting, and the effects that violent video games have on children are widely discussed and debated. With a renowned international group of researchers and scholars, the Second Edition of the Handbook of Children and the Media covers these topics, is updated with cutting-edge research, and includes comprehensive analysis of the field for students and scholars. This revision examines the social and cognitive effects of new media, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Skype, iPads, and cell phones, and how children are using this new technology. This book summarizes the latest research on children and the media and suggests directions for future research. This book also attempts to provide students with a deliberate examination of how children use, enjoy, learn from, and are advantaged or disadvantaged by regular exposure to television, new technologies, and other electronic media.

Children and Media Book

Children and Media


  • Author : Dafna Lemish
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-03-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118786772

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Taking a global and interdisciplinary approach, Children and Media explores the role of modern media, including the internet, television, mobile media and video games, in the development of children, adolescents, and childhood. Primer to global issues and core research into children and the media integrating work from around the world Comprehensive integration of work that bridges disciplines, theoretical and research traditions and methods Covers both critical/qualitative and quantitative approaches to the topic

The Socialization of the African American Child Book

The Socialization of the African American Child


  • Author : Sekou Clincy
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2010-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781449087883

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The main objective of this book is to afford readers a comprehensive view of the current state of the African American experience from the perspective of a child and youth. Oftentimes, members within and outside the African American community fail to objectively critique this culture. The worst of the culture is perpetuated due to the lack of understanding of the origins of African American history and how that history relates to the socialization process. This book also explores the generational influence in socializing African American children. Beginning with the Great Depression generation to the hip-hop and generation Y generations, the norms and values past down to African American children are examined. As significant as passing down norms and values are, most normally little stock is given by parents toward instilling a sense of honor for community environment and service to others.From society's viewpoint, most Americans feel that only African Americans can shape the development of black children and youth- - a great misconception. There are many white, Native American, Hispanic and Asian teachers involved in the development of African American children. On average, black children/youth spend an average of seven hours in school with educators of all races and ethnicities. However, very few to none of these experiences are in institutional settings where their culture is at the center of learning. Is African American culture on a path towards extinction? Are African American parents and immediate caregivers preparing their children to effectively function in a global technological age?Is African American culture on a path towards extinction? Are African American parents and immediate caregivers preparing their children to properly function in a global technological age? These questions and more will be addressed in this book.

Babes in Tomorrowland Book
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Babes in Tomorrowland


  • Author : Nicholas Sammond
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-06-29
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822386834

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Linking Margaret Mead to the Mickey Mouse Club and behaviorism to Bambi, Nicholas Sammond traces a path back to the early-twentieth-century sources of “the normal American child.” He locates the origins of this hypothetical child in the interplay between developmental science and popular media. In the process, he shows that the relationship between the media and the child has long been much more symbiotic than arguments that the child is irrevocably shaped by the media it consumes would lead one to believe. Focusing on the products of the Walt Disney company, Sammond demonstrates that without a vision of a normal American child and the belief that movies and television either helped or hindered its development, Disney might never have found its market niche as the paragon of family entertainment. At the same time, without media producers such as Disney, representations of the ideal child would not have circulated as freely in American popular culture. In vivid detail, Sammond describes how the latest thinking about human development was translated into the practice of child-rearing and how magazines and parenting manuals characterized the child as the crucible of an ideal American culture. He chronicles how Walt Disney Productions’ greatest creation—the image of Walt Disney himself—was made to embody evolving ideas of what was best for the child and for society. Bringing popular child-rearing manuals, periodicals, advertisements, and mainstream sociological texts together with the films, tv programs, ancillary products, and public relations materials of Walt Disney Productions, Babes in Tomorrowland reveals a child that was as much the necessary precursor of popular media as the victim of its excesses.

Handbook of Children and the Media Book
Score: 4
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Handbook of Children and the Media


  • Author : Dorothy G. Singer
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 803
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412982429

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Handbook of Children and the Media Excerpt :

Cyber-bullying, sexting, and the effects that violent video games have on children are widely discussed and debated. With a renowned international group of researchers and scholars, the Second Edition of the Handbook of Children and the Media covers these topics, is updated with cutting-edge research, and includes comprehensive analysis of the field for students and scholars. This revision examines the social and cognitive effects of new media, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Skype, iPads, and cell phones, and how children are using this new technology. This book summarizes the latest research on children and the media and suggests directions for future research. This book also attempts to provide students with a deliberate examination of how children use, enjoy, learn from, and are advantaged or disadvantaged by regular exposure to television, new technologies, and other electronic media.

Children  Adolescents  and the Media Book

Children Adolescents and the Media


  • Author : Victor C. Strasburger
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 615
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412944670

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Up-to-date and case-study laden analysis of how children and adolescents interact with the media.

Stuart Little Book
Score: 3.5
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Stuart Little


  • Author : E. B. White
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-03-17
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062408211

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The classic story by E. B. White, author of the Newbery Honor Book Charlotte's Web and The Trumpet of the Swan, about one small mouse on a very big adventure. Now available as an ebook! Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother George, and Snowbell the cat. Though he's shy and thoughtful, he's also a true lover of adventure. Stuart's greatest adventure comes when his best friend, a beautiful little bird named Margalo, disappears from her nest. Determined to track her down, Stuart ventures away from home for the very first time in his life. He finds adventure aplenty. But will he find his friend? Stuart Little joins E. B. White favorites Charlotte's Web and The Trumpet of the Swan as classic illustrated novels that continue to speak to today's readers. Whether you curl up with your young reader to share these books or hand them off for independent reading, you are helping to create what are likely to be all-time favorite reading memories.

The Giving Tree Book
Score: 4
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The Giving Tree


  • Author : Shel Silverstein
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-02-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061965104

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As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a classic that will now reach an even wider audience. "Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. This moving parable for all ages offers a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss the other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic!

International Handbook of Children  Media and Culture Book

International Handbook of Children Media and Culture


  • Author : Sonia Livingstone
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications Limited
  • Release Date : 2008-03-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 537
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015077618828

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International Handbook of Children Media and Culture Excerpt :

This essential volume brings together the work of internationally-renowned researchers, each experts in their field, in order to capture the diversity of children and young people's media cultures around the world. Why are the media such a crucial part of children's daily lives? Are they becoming more important, more influential, and in what ways? Or does a historical perspective reveal how past media have long framed children's cultural horizons or, perhaps, how families - however constituted - have long shaped the ways children relate to media? In addressing such questions, the contributors present detailed empirical cases to uncover how children weave together diverse forms and technologies to create a rich symbolic tapestry which, in turn, shapes their social relationships. At the same time, many concerns - even public panics - arise regarding children's engagement with media, leading the contributors also to inquire into the risky or problematic aspects of today's highly mediated world. Deliberately selected to represent as many parts of the globe as possible, and with a commitment to recognizing both the similarities and differences in children and young people's lives - from China to Denmark, from Canada to India, from Japan to Iceland, from - the authors offer a rich contextualization of children's engagement with their particular media and communication environment, while also pursuing cross-cutting themes in terms of comparative and global trends. Each chapter provides a clear orientation for new readers to the main debates and core issues addressed, combined with a depth of analysis and argumentation to stimulate the thinking of advanced students and established scholars. Since children and young people are a focus of study across different disciplines, the volume is thoroughly multi-disciplinary. Yet since children and young people are all too easily neglected by these same disciplines, this volume hopes to accord their interests and concerns they surely

The 1619 Project  Born on the Water Book
Score: 5
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The 1619 Project Born on the Water


  • Author : Nikole Hannah-Jones
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-11-16
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593307373

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The 1619 Project’s lyrical picture book in verse chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States, thoughtfully rendered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Newbery honor-winning author Renée Watson. A young student receives a family tree assignment in school, but she can only trace back three generations. Grandma gathers the whole family, and the student learns that 400 years ago, in 1619, their ancestors were stolen and brought to America by white slave traders. But before that, they had a home, a land, a language. She learns how the people said to be born on the water survived. And the people planted dreams and hope, willed themselves to keep living, living. And the people learned new words for love for friend for family for joy for grow for home. With powerful verse and striking illustrations by Nikkolas Smith, Born on the Water provides a pathway for readers of all ages to reflect on the origins of American identity.