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 Literacy, the First 100 Years: A Cultural Analysis

Media Literacy, the First 100 Years: A Cultural Analysis

Media literacy, the first 100 years: A cultural analysis
James A.Anderson

Media literacy is the current term1 for (generally) school-based instruction for (mostly) K-12 students that is intended to advance something from: content analytical skills, social process analytical skills, and media production skills, as well as audience liberation and empowerment—all in the service of right-thinking media use and appreciation, discriminating consumerism, civic responsibility, and social justice. But wait, there's more. Not only a course of instruction, media literacy is also a field of study tied to media production, media criticism, cultural studies, and critical rhetoric. It is also a state of being, as each of us is more or less literate in each of the many media that ...

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