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Children Talking Television : The Making Of Television Literacy - David Buckingham

Children Talking Television

The Making Of Television Literacy

By: David Buckingham (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th March 1993
ISBN: 9780750701099
Number Of Pages: 338

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Is television harmful to children? Does it destroy imagination, provode delinquency and violence, undermine family life and have other detrimental effects on children?; The author, himself a parent, teacher and researcher investigates the complex ways in which children actively make meaning and take pleasure from television. Chapters cover the popular debates about children and television from a general and academic perspective. The characteristics of children's talk about television are explored, as children interact with other children and other family members in family viewing sessions.; Key concepts which inform children's talk about television are investigated i. e. genre, narrative, character, modality, and agency. Finally, conclusions are presented and issues outlined for further research.; Drawing on theories and ideas developed within media and cultural studies, English, education, psychology, sociology, linguistics and other related areas, this book will be useful to both students and teachers in the field, and to the general reader with an interest in children and the media.

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Transcription Conventionsp. x
Series Editor's Introductionp. xii
p. 1
Children and Television: the Context of Research and Debatep. 3
Rethinking Television Literacyp. 20
p. 37
Introduction Making Sense of Television Talkp. 39
What Are Words Worth?: Interpreting Children's Talk About Televisionp. 42
Talking About Television: Relations, Subjects and Contentsp. 60
Family Viewing: Text and Contextp. 102
p. 129
Introductionp. 131
Sorting Out Tv: Categorization and Genrep. 135
(Re)Telling Stories: Versions of Narrativep. 156
The Self and Others: Reading Television Peoplep. 184
Beyond the Magic Window: Children's Judgments of the Reality of Televisionp. 217
Hidden Persuaders?: Advertising, Resistance and Pleasurep. 242
p. 263
Television, the Audience and the Academy: the Politics and Practice of Audience Researchp. 265
Television, Language and Learning: Implications for Media Educationp. 281
Referencesp. 298
Indexp. 315
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ISBN: 9780750701099
ISBN-10: 0750701099
Series: Social Aspects of AIDS
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 30th March 1993
Publisher: FALMER PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1