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Children & Media
Multidisciplinary Approaches

Edited by Bea Van den Bergh & Jan Van den Bulck
December 2000
ISBN: 90-441-1069-1
263 pages
$46.50 paper original

This book offers a large array of approaches to studying children and the media, including views from communication theory and history, with methodologies such as quantitative analysis, ethnographic studies and theoretical inferences. Topics include children's culture, the child audience, parental regulation of violent TV contents and other forms of parental media guidance, media use and conflicts, communication, self-concept and socialization, problems related to the integration of information and communication technology in schools. The purpose of this multi- and interdisciplinary overview of studies and perspectives is to show how varied and rich are the ways in which children's use of the media can be studied from the child's perspective.