This book offers an integrative view on children and televisionfrom the accumulated global literature in this field of the last 50years, drawing on a diverse spectrum of research. combining boththe American and European traditions. Children andTelevision features an international approach, balancing theneed to contextualize television in children's lives in theirunique cultural spaces, as well as searching for universalunderstandings that hold true for children around the world.
- Presents an inclusive view on children and television, examining the accumulated global literature in this field of thelast 50 years
- Combines both the European tradition, characterized by a moresociological and cultural studies perspective to the field, withthe American tradition, influenced heavily by the developmentalpsychological studies
- Draws together a methodological diversity from both thequantitative (experimental and survey) and qualitative(ethnographic and interview) research on children andtelevision
- Written with a distinctively international approach, andhighlights the global perspective in each of the chapters.