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Handbook of Children and the Media

Second Edition
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September 2011 | 824 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of renowned scholars from around the world, the Handbook of Children and the Media is an all-inclusive, comprehensive analysis of the field for students and researchers. 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.

The new edition examines the proliferation of new forms of electronic media such as video and Internet enabled mobile phones, iPods, iPads, and Kindle that are accessible to even some of the youngest children, as well as the introduction of blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, Skype and texting as forms of communication among young people and adults.

Fully revised and updated, this Second Edition of a popular text is:

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: More than 30 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.

Cutting Edge: 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.

George Comstock
01 - The Use of Television and Other Film-Related Media
Roger Desmond
02 - The Role of Reading for Children and Adolescents in a Digital Age
Todd Tarpley
03 - Children, The Internet, and Other New Technologies
Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Patricia Greenfield
04 - Digital Media and Youth: Games, Internet and Development
Yong Zhao, Wei Qiu, Naiyi Xie
05 - Social Networking, Social Gaming, Texting
David Bickham, Aletha Huston, Marie Schmidt
06 - Attention, Comprehension, and the Educational Influences of Television
Alice Howard, Lara Mayeaux, Letitia Naigles
07 - Television as an Incidental Language Teacher
Patti Valkenburg, Sandra Calvert
08 - Television and the Child's Developing Imagination
Jennings Bryant
09 - Creating Vigilance for Better Learning From Television
Marie-Louise Mares, Emory Woodard
10 - Effects of Prosocial TV Content on Children's Social Interactions
Joanne Cantor
11 - The Media and Children's Fears, Anxieties, and Sleep Disturbances
Brad Bushman, L. Rowell Huesman
12 - Effects of Media Violence on Aggression
Craig Anderson, Karen Dill, Doug Gentile
13 - Prosocial, Antisocial, and Educational Effects of Recreational Video Games
Stacy Smith, Ed Donnerstein, Neil Malamuth
14 - Research on Sex in the Media: What Do We Know About Effects on Children and Adolescents
Nina Huntemann, Michael Morgan
15 - Media and Identity Development
Nancy Signorielli
16 - Television's Gender Role Images and Contribution to Stereotyping: Past, Present, Future
Robert Kubey, Smita Banerjee, Barna Donavan
17 - Media and the Family
Joy Asamen, Gordon Berry
18 - Television, Children, and Multicultural Awareness: Comprehending the Medium in a Complex Multimedia Society
David Kleeman
19 - PRIX JEUNESSE as a Force for Cultural Diversity
Cecilia Von Feilitzen
20 - Children and Media in a Global Perspective
Dale Kunkel, Jessica Castonguay
21 - Children and Television Advertising
Victor Strasburger
22 - Children, Adolescents, Drugs, and the Media
Katherine Horgen, Kelly Brownell, Jennifer Harris
23 - Food Advertising: Targeting Children in a Toxic Environment
Donald Roberts, Peter Christenson
24 - Popular Music: The Soundtrack of Adolescence
J. Allen
25 - The Economic Structure of the Commercial Electronic Children's Media Industries
Alison Alexander
26 - The Children's Television Business: Programming and Structure
Michael Cohen, Joseph Caliguro
27 - The Role of Research and Evaluation in Educational Media
Ellen Wartella, Nancy Jennings
28 - Hazards and Possibilities of Commercial Media in the Schools
Dale Kunkel, Brian Wilcox
29 - Policies and Regulations Regarding Children's Exposure to the Electronic Media
Karen Hill-Scott
30 - Industry Standards and Practices: Compliance with the Children's Television Act
Bradley Greenberg, Lynn Rampoldi-Hnilo
31 - Child and Parent Responses to the Age-Based and Content-Based Television Ratings
Kathryn Montgomery
32 - Safeguards for Youth in the Digital Marketing Ecosystem
Amy Jordan
33 - Public Policy and Private Practice: Government Regulations and Parental Control of Children's Television Use in the Home
Marjorie Hogan
34 - Parents and Other Adults: Models and Monitors of Healthy Media Habits
Mami Komaya
35 - Media Literacy and Critical Television Viewing in Education
Laurie Trotta
36 - Children's Advocacy Groups: A History and Analysis

Content is current and relevant to issues surrounding children and the media. Also, this book is well written for an upper level course. I am adopting the text for an online course.

Dr Lea Lucas
Psychology Dept, Sinclair Community College
January 4, 2012

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ISBN: 9781412982429
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