- Subject index
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.
Chapter 24: Making Sense of Kids Making Sense: Media Encounters and “Multicultural” Methods
Making Sense of Kids Making Sense: Media Encounters and “Multicultural” Methods
Some families connect over dinner. In our family, the most intense conversations occur on the ride home from school. Today, the subject is whether or not “The Undertaker” is better than “Bautista,” as well as the question of how tall “Rey Mysterio” really is. We ask whom our 9-year-old twin sons are talking about and learn that these characters are professional wrestlers, a televised sport that up to now they have not been allowed to watch. We listen, amazed, as they patiently explain seemingly every facet of the pantheon of characters that inhabit the World Wrestling Federation. We are impressed by the thoroughness ...