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 Changing Landscape: Media Advocacy for the New Millennium

The Changing Landscape: Media Advocacy for the New Millennium

The changing landscape: Media advocacy for the new millennium
Laurie A.Trotta

The 2001 Academy Awards represented an exciting moment for African Americans. For the first time in history, a Black woman, Halle Berry, swept up to the sainted stage and accepted her award for Best Actress. Minutes later, another Black thespian, Denzel Washington, joined Ms. Berry, becoming the first African American to take home the coveted Best Actor Oscar in almost 40 years. To make the scene all the more poignant, Sidney Poitier— who won the Best Actor statuette in 1963 for the film Lilies of the Field—was in the audience, wife and family around him, smiling down beneficently. This was indeed a historic day, one that Black ...

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