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Author Buckingham, David, 1954-

Title After the death of childhood : growing up in the age of electronic media / David Buckingham
Published Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2000


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 MELB  302.23 Buc/Atd  DUE 10-06-24
 W'PONDS  302.23 Buc/Atd  AVAILABLE
Description vii, 245 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. In Search of the Child -- 2. The Death of Childhood -- 3. The Electronic Generation -- 4. Changing Childhoods -- 5. Changing Media -- 6. Changing Paradigms -- 7. Children Viewing Violence -- 8. Children as Consumers -- 9. Children as Citizens -- 10. Children's Media Rights
Summary "David Buckingham provides an overview of recent changes both in childhood and in the media environment. He refutes simplistic moral panics about the negative influence of the media, and the exaggerated optimism about the 'electronic generation'. In the process, he points to the challenges posed by the proliferation of new technologies, the privatization of the media and of public space, and the polarization between media-rich and media-poor. He argues that children can no longer be excluded or protected from the adult world of violence, commercialism and politics; and that new strategies are needed in order to protect their rights as citizens and as consumers." "Based on extensive research, this book takes a fresh look at well-established concerns about the effects of the media on children. It offers a challenging and refreshing approach to the perennial concerns of researchers, parents, educators, media producers and policy-makers."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Children -- Social conditions.
Children's rights.
Digital media -- Social aspects.
Mass media and children.
LC no. 99047595
ISBN 0745619320 (cased)
Other Titles Growing up in the age of electronic media