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Parents, Media and Panic through the Years, Kids Those Days, by Karen Leick

Summary
This book analyses articles that appeared in popular periodicals from the 1920s to the present, each revealing the panic that parents and adults have expressed about media including radio, television, video games and the Internet for the last century. Karen Leick argues that parents have continuously shown an intense anxiety about new media, while expressing a romanticized nostalgia for their own youth. Recurring tropes describe concerns about each "addictive" new media: children do not play outside anymore, lack imagination, and may imitate violent or other inappropriate content that they encounter.
Table Of Contents
Chapter One: Introduction -- Chapter Two: Movies and Radio -- Chapter Three: Comic Books -- Chapter Four: Television -- Chapter Five: Video Games -- Chapter Six: The Internet, Screens and Smartphones -- Index
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Edition
1st ed. 2019.
Note
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (137 pages), illustrations
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9783319983196

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