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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.

Perspectives on Media Literacy and the Forces that Shape the Media Experiences of Children
Perspectives on media literacy and the forces that shape the media experiences of children

Part IV brings the many research and theoretical themes of the Handbook together with the concepts and practices of various constituent groups that have the power to influence what children learn from the media and what various forms of media will broadcast. A core theme of Part IV centers on the role of media literacy because what children and youth learn about the media during their early or formative years will serve as a springboard for how they will use and understand them in adulthood.

Congruent with the ontological assumptions of a postmodernist, James Anderson offers a cultural analysis ...

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