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By Dafna Lemish

Taking an international and interdisciplinary approach, little ones and Media explores the function of contemporary media, together with the web, tv, cellular media and games, within the improvement of youngsters, young people, and childhood.

  • Primer to worldwide matters and middle learn into teenagers and the media integrating paintings from round the world
  • Comprehensive integration of labor that bridges disciplines, theoretical and study traditions and methods
  • Covers either critical/qualitative and quantitative ways to the topic

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28 In addition, television-related conversations can also play a significant role in helping children understand the constructed nature of the television world and to 28 Children and Media distinguish it from life in their own social environment. ” A particular case in point is reference to “television families,” such as those depicted in situation comedies and dramas, since often they deal with a realm of life relevant to children who are members of any sort of family. This viewing situation raises questions, such as: How much do children perceive these families to be similar to families with which they are familiar, including their own family?

2015 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published 2015 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. com/go/lemish/childrenandmedia 14 Children and Media life. The home can be a fertile ground for the gradual growth of the central role media have in family life, given growing urbanization and concern for personal safety in the streets together with exponential technological developments. The Role of Context Understanding children’s use of media in their everyday life is best analyzed as an interaction not only of individual, contextual, and social characteristics, but also of more general understanding of media as culturally situated.

Let us take, for example, a girl growing up in a society torn by a deep social conflict (such as between ethnic or religious groups) in which there is only one television station, which is owned and managed by the dominant social group. News programs in this country are a central solidifying mechanism that serves to convey a sense of nationality that is highly revered by most viewers of the dominant group. Family members, perhaps some neighbors and relatives as well, may gather around the television set on a regular basis to watch the news programs and argue over the content broadcast.

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