Social Learning from Broadcast Television

ISBN-10: 1572730978

ISBN-13: 9781572730977

Edition: 1998

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Description: In recent years, the issue of social learning from broadcast television has been of interest to a wide range of researchers and observers. The chapters in this volume employ a variety of research methodologies and focus on a variety of dimensions of the current broadcast television picture. Topics discussed range from content analyses of current programmes to an ethnographic study of how British children use television to gain power over parents and peers, to an examination of the historically contingent phenomena that surround the production and viewership of particular shows, to an analysis of American sitcoms that play a role in the second language learning processes of non-native speakers of English.

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Hampton Press, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Karen Swan began her career in fashion journalism before giving it all up to raise her three children and an ADHD puppy, and to pursue her ambition of becoming a writer. She lives in the forest in Sussex, writing her books in a treehouse overlooking the Downs. Her first novel, Players, was published in 2010, followed by Prima Donnain 2011.

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Introductionp. 1
Television as a Sex Educatorp. 7
Doing Them Harm? Children's Conceptions of the Negative Effects of Televisionp. 25
Television and Persistencep. 45
Commercial Television and the Limited English Proficient Child: Implications for Language Developmentp. 61
Social Learning from Saturday Morning Cartoonsp. 87
Broadcast Television: African American Youth Create Their Own Visionp. 113
Author Indexp. 131
Subject Indexp. 135
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