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It S Not The Media

Author : Karen Sternheimer
ISBN : 0813341388
Genre : Social Science
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Challenges the conventional wisdom that media creates a toxic environment for America's youth, diverting us from the real origins of problems affecting children today

Portrayals Of Children In Popular Culture

Author : Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic
ISBN : 9780739179567
Genre : Social Science
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This book examines how children and the concept of childhood are presented in media through the unique lens of childhood studies. This collection, authored by a cadre of international scholars, explores how children are represented, and how they represent themselves, in print, television, film, advertising, and emerging web technologies.

The Sociology Of Childhood

Author : William A. Corsaro
ISBN : 9781506386195
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 64. 38 MB
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William A. Corsaro’s groundbreaking text, The Sociology of Childhood, discusses children and childhood from a sociological perspective. Corsaro provides in-depth coverage of the social theories of childhood, the peer cultures and social issues of children and youth, children and childhood within the frameworks of culture and history, and social problems and the future of childhood. The Fifth Edition has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest research and the most pertinent information so readers can engage in powerful discussions on a wide array of topics.

Celebrity Culture And The American Dream

Author : Karen Sternheimer
ISBN : 9781136829710
Genre : Social Science
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"... a good book to add to an introduction to sociology course if you want to give your students a good sense of how sociology analyzes culture and media....There is a lot in the book and Sternheimer does a good job of weaving together hard sociological data on stratification, inequalities, wage and labor trends to the narrative promoted by the celebrity culture along with changes in the structure and power relations in the industry itself. The book is an easy read with a lot of illustrations from celebrity magazines and so is very appropriate for undergraduate audiences."—Global Sociology Using examples from the first celebrity fan magazines of 1911 to the present, Celebrity Culture and the American Dream considers how major economic and historical factors shaped the nature of celebrity culture as we know it today. Equally important, the book explains how and why the story of Hollywood celebrities matters, sociologically speaking, to an understanding of American society, to the changing nature of the American Dream, and to the relation between class and culture. This book: Explores the relationship between celebrity culture, consumption, class, and social mobility Discusses social changes pertaining to class, gender, marriage and divorce, and race Includes numerous pictures from fan magazine articles and ads Examines the connections between celebrity culture and economic, political, and social changes Considers the importance of the structure of the entertainment industry to understand how celebrity culture is manufactured

Kids These Days

Author : Karen Sternheimer
ISBN : 0742546683
Genre : Social Science
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This book focuses on early childhood to late teen issues like kidnapping and child safety, childhood obesity, school safety and zero tolerance policies, teen drivers, hazing, bullying and risk-taking behavior. Fear of and fear for youth is a rite of passage, a common lament that comes with change. Young people both represent and must deal with the consequences of these fluctuations, and are actually often better behaved than their predecessors.

Growing Up Online

Author : S. Weber
ISBN : 9780230607019
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 60. 82 MB
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In this cutting-edge anthology, contributors examine the diverse ways in which girls and young women across a variety of ethnic, socio-economic, and national backgounds use digital technology in their everyday lives. They explore identity development, how young women interact with technology, and how race, class, and identity influence game play.

Connecting Social Problems And Popular Culture

Author : Karen Sternheimer
ISBN : 9780813347240
Genre : Social Science
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Is violence on the streets caused by violence in video games? Does cyber-bullying lead to an increase in suicide rates? Are teens promiscuous because of Teen Mom? As Karen Sternheimer clearly demonstrates, popular culture is an easy scapegoat for many of society's problems, but it is almost always the wrong answer. Now in its second edition, Connecting Social Problems and Popular Culture goes beyond the news-grabbing headlines claiming that popular culture is public enemy number one to consider what really causes the social problems we are most concerned about. The sobering fact is that a "media made them do it" explanation fails to illuminate the roots of social problems like poverty, violence, and environmental degradation. Sternheimer's analysis deftly illustrates how welfare "reform," a two-tiered health care system, and other difficult systemic issues have far more to do with our contemporary social problems than Grand Theft Auto or Facebook. The fully-revised new edition features recent moral panics—think sexting and cyberbullying—and an entirely new chapter exploring social media. Expanded discussion of how we understand society's problems as social constructions without disregarding empirical evidence, as well as the cultural and structural issues underlying those ills, allows students to stretch their sociological imaginations.

New Media Literacies And Participatory Popular Culture Across Borders

Author : Bronwyn Williams
ISBN : 9780415897686
Genre : Education
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"How do students' online literacy practices intersect with online popular culture? In this book scholars from a range of countries including Australia, Lebanon, Nepal, Qatar, South Africa, Turkey, and the United States illustrate and analyze how literacy practices that are mediated through and influenced by popular culture create both opportunities and tensions for secondary and university students. The authors examine issues of theory, identity, and pedagogy as they address participatory popular culture sites such as fan forums, video, blogs, social networking sites, anime, memes, and comics and graphic novels. Uniquely bringing together scholarship about online literacy practices and the growing body of work on participatory popular culture, New Media Literacies and Participatory Popular Culture across Borders makes distinctive contributions to an emerging field of study, pushing forward scholarship about literacy and identity in cross-cultural situations and advancing important conversations about issues of global flows and local responses to popular culture"-- Provided by publisher.

What S In A Game

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Property Rights
ISBN : PSU:000058165607
Genre : Games
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Child Family School Community Socialization And Support

Author : Roberta Berns
ISBN : 9781111830960
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 63. 75 MB
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The best-selling CHILD, FAMILY, SCHOOL, COMMUNITY: SOCIALIZATION AND SUPPORT, now in its Ninth Edition, offers an excellent introduction to socialization that is grounded in a powerful conceptual framework--Urie Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological Model of Human Development. Examining how the school, family, and community influence children’s socialization, this text addresses complex issues in a clear, comprehensive fashion. Students enjoy reading the book and appreciate its narrative drive, meaningful and timely examples, and effective pedagogy. A sensitive presentation of diversity issues includes matters related to culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and special needs. Updated throughout, this edition features a stronger emphasis on NAEYC and DAP standards as well as new information on diversity in all forms, technology and the impact of media, bullying, and other topics. A complete supplements package, including videos that depict actual classroom settings, supports instructors and students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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