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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 Role of Parents and Caregivers in Creating a Healthy Multicultural Media Environment for Children
The role of parents and caregivers in creating a healthy multicultural media environment for children
Joy KeikoAsamen
Christina RomanoGlaubke, PattiMiller

Young children in the United States are growing up in an increasingly diverse society. In fact, they will be the first generation to become adults in an America where people of color are the numeric majority (Children Now, 1999). According to the 2000 census, 39% of children in the United States are children of color, compared with 31% in 1990 (O'Hare, 2001), and that number is steadily increasing. Three fourths of children say they have best friends of other races or ethnicities (Children Now, 1999). In this multiracial, multiethnic world, it is essential ...

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