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Moving Images - David Buckingham

Paperback Published: 18th January 1996
ISBN: 9780719045967
Number Of Pages: 328

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Concerns about the effects of television on young children are a recurrent focus of public controversy. Yet amid all the anxiety, children's voices are rarely heard. In this book, one of Britain's leading television researchers investigates children's own perspectives on what they find frightening, moving and upsetting. From "Nightmare on Elm Street" to "My Girl," from "The Colour Purple" to "The News at Ten," what children find upsetting is often difficult to predict. David Blackburn gives a detailed insight into children's responses to horror films, to "weepies" and soap operas, to news and to "reality programmes." He looks at how they learn to cope with their feelings about such material, and how their parents help or hinder them in doing so. This study offers a new approach to studying the role of television in children's lives, and should be of interest to parents and teachers, as well as policy makers and educationalists.

Introductionp. 1
Child's play: Beyond Moral Panicsp. 19
Emotions and 'effects': Reading Children's and Parents' Talkp. 57
Distress and delight: Children's Experience of Horrorp. 95
Having a good cry: The Ambiguous Pleasures of Melodramap. 139
Facing facts: The Emotional Politics of Newsp. 177
Feels so real: On the Boundaries Between Fact and Fictionp. 213
Screening responses: Control and Regulation in the Homep. 253
Conclusionp. 301
Referencesp. 319
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780719045967
ISBN-10: 0719045967
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 18th January 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.58

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