Handbook of children and the media
"An impressive work that could easily become the classic textbook on the effects of media on children." - VOYA "A readable handbook that is certain to be an important resource for students, scholars, and researchers in a variety of disciplines." - CHOICE From Internet censorship to levels of television exposure, the effects of mass media on children is one of the most widely debated issues in our society. Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of renowned scholars from around the world, the Handbook of Children and the Media is the first and only all-inclusive, comprehensive analysis of the field for students and scholars. This book summarizes the current scope of research on children and the media, suggests directions for future research, and 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 and other electronic media. Features of this volume: Authoritative. The respected experience of Dorothy and Jerome Singer, coupled with an outstanding team of contributing authors, makes this the most authoritative volume available on this topic. Comprehensive. 39 chapters in 3 sections examine the psychological, health, and social effects of media on children and their development, the media industry and environment, and policy issues and advocacy. Inclusive. In addition to the "traditional" media of television, film, and advertising, "new media" such as the Internet and video games are also examined. A welcomed research base. Debates surrounding important policy decisions in this area are often largely uninformed by empirical evidence. This text reviews diverse research and is a touchstone work in this area for policymakers, as well as scholars and students throughout communication studies and the social and behavioral sciences. The Handbook of Children and the Media is an outstanding text for classes and will provide students in communication, psychology, family studies, education, sociology, public policy, and related fields with a valuable reference work as they continue their studies in this important area. Beyond the classroom setting, policymakers, media professionals, and concerned parents will all find much to value in this landmark volume.
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The History of Childrens Use of Electronic Media
Implications for Child Development
The Use of Television and Other FilmRelated Media
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