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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.

The Influence of Print Media on the Development of a Multicultural Perspective in Children
The influence of print media on the development of a multicultural perspective in children
CLint Cj.Wilson, II, Mary J.Wilson

Multiculturalism as an idea—and ideal—emerged in the American popular consciousness at the dawn of the 20th century. It was an age of industrialism and the growth of a working class that epitomized the end of the “Gilded Age.” However, the prevailing notion of a multicultural society during that era was the blending of various western European ethnic and national groups that had arrived as immigrants through the portal of New York's Ellis Island.

Newspapers, flush in the midst of the “yellow journalism” era, built their circulations and fortunes by ostentatiously catering to and exploiting the ...

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