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Children and Media: A Global Perspective

ISBN: 978-1-118-78708-3
296 pages
December 2014, Wiley-Blackwell
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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
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Table of Contents

Preface xi

Companion Website xv

Introduction 1

1 Media and Children at Home 13

2 Media and Individual Development 38

3 Media, Learning, and Literacy 72

4 Media and Health-related Behaviors 98

5 Media and Perceptions of Self and Society 135

6 Media, Sociality, and Participation 176

7 Media Literacy Education 195

8 Policy and Advocacy 208

Conclusions: Growing Up with Media 233

References 243

Index 268

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Author Information

Dafna Lemish is Professor of Communication and Associate Dean at Rutgers University , and founding editor of the Journal of Children and Media. An ICA fellow, she is author and editor of numerous books and articles on children, media and gender representations including most recently: The Routledge International Handbook on Children, Adolescents and Media (2013), Screening Gender on Children’s Television: The Views of Producers around the World (2010), and Children and Television: Global Perspectives (Wiley-Blackwell 2007).
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