The SAGE Handbook of Child Development explores the multicultural development of children through the varied and complex interplay of traditional agents of socialization as well as contemporary media influences, examining how socialization practices and media content construct and teach us about diverse cultures. Editors Joy K. Asamen, Mesha L. Ellis, and Gordon L. Berry, along with chapter authors from a wide variety of disciplines, highlight how to analyze, compare, and contrast alternative perspectives of children of different cultures, domestically and globally, with the major principles and theories of child development in cognitive, socioemotional, and/or social/contextual domains.

Media and the Development of a Child's Multicultural Worldview

Media and the Development of a Child's Multicultural Worldview
Media and the development of a child's multicultural worldview

Children today can press a button and instantly become a part of a multimedia and multicultural set of experiences that provide images of ethnic, religious, gender, class, and lifestyles from around the corner where they live to around the world. Part III of the Handbook concentrates on these influential multimedia forms and their associated learning experiences by exploring how they influence the multicultural worldview of children and youth.

Dana Mastro and Michelle Ortiz begin Part III of this volume with an overview of the theories that underlie research on the effects of media exposure on intergroup attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. The theories reviewed include cultivation theory, drench hypothesis, social ...

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