Deliberately selected to represent as many parts of the globe as possible, and with a commitment to recognizing both the similarities and differences in children and young people's lives - from China to Denmark, from Canada to India, from Japan to Iceland, from - the authors offer a rich contextualization of children's engagement with their particular media and communication environment, while also pursuing cross-cutting themes in terms of comparative and global trends.

The Child in the Picture

The child in the picture

This article draws on material from my book Picturing Childhood: the Myth of the Child in Popular Imagery published by I.B. Tauris, 2004.

Popular Imagery

The Child in the Picture

The London Evening Standard greeted the New Year of 2005 with a picture of a weeping child and a huge headline ‘Horror plight of a million children’. This was the aftermath of the appalling tsunami that struck coastlines around the Indian Ocean on 26 December, 2004. As in many other disasters, the Evening Standard focused on the plight of the children: the most vulnerable of those affected, the least able to help themselves, the epitome of dependence. As the sort of image familiar from many reports of natural disasters ...

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