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“A worthwhile effort.” –The Hindustan Times “Children and Television provides a detailed description of the patterns of representation of different groups on children's television programs (including commercial broadcast, public broadcast, and cable) and their potential consequences for the development of people's worldviews. … Children and Television is a readable and interesting introduction to research on children and television by scholars in a variety of social science disciplines as well as media professions.” Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media “There is much in this collection of 22 essays which will be of interest to anyone concerned with understanding children's interaction with television.” –Media Development “The issues addressed in Children and Television, are of critical importance to us at PBS. Congratulations on completing this thoughtful work. We ...

The Television Worlds of Latino Children
The television worlds of Latino children
FedericoA.Subervi-VéLez
SusanColsant
Introduction

When Berry and Mitchell-Kernan's (1982) book on television and minority children was published 10 years ago, it contained a chapter about the impact of educational television on the socialization of the Hispanic child. That chapter, by Arias (1982), listed many references to the general subject of television and children but it offered very few sources on research that dealt specifically with Latino children. The limited number of citations relevant to this ethnic group was a reflection of the scarcity of research with these youngsters as objects or subjects of inquiry. A decade later, less than a dozen new titles appear in electronic and printed indexes of academic publications. Of the works that emerge in ...

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