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Table of Contents Introduction: Where have we been and where are we going? Ellen Wartella The Players: Corporations, Government, Parents, Child Advocacy Organizations, and Scholars Chapter 1: How Has the Kids¿ Media Industry Evolved? Alison Bryant Chapter 2: How Does the U.S. Government Regulate Children¿s Media? Alison Alexander & Keisha Hoerrner Chapter 3: Why Is Everybody Always Pickin¿ On Youth? Moral Panics about Youth, Media, and Culture Sharon R. Mazzarella Chapter 4: Piaget and Power Rangers: What Can Theories of Developmental Psychology Tell Us About Children and Media? Cyndy Scheibe Chapter 5: How Do Researchers Study Youth and the Media? Dafna Lemish Chapter 6: Who¿s Looking Out for the Kids? How Advocates Use Media Research To Promote Children¿s Interests Kathryn Heintz-Knowles The Concerns: Media Use, Content, and Effects Chapter 7: Advertising and Consumer Development: In the Driver¿s Seat or Being Taken For a Ride? Nancy Jennings Chapter 8: Should We Be Concerned about Media Violence? Erica Scharrer Chapter 9: Historically, How Have Researchers Studied the Effects of Media Violence on Youth? John P. Murray Chapter 10: What Do Young People Learn about the World from Watching Television? Michael Morgan Chapter 11: How Are Children Portrayed on Prime Time Television? Nancy Signorielli Chapter 12: Learning While Viewing: Urban Myth or Dream Come True? Deborah L. Linebarger and Deborah K. Wainwright Chapter 13: What Are Media Literacy Effects? W. James Potter and Sahara Byrne The ¿Kids¿: Youth, Culture, and Media Chapter 14: What Are Teenagers Up to Online? Susannah Stern and Taylor J. Willis Chapter 15: How Do Kids¿ Self-Identities Relate to Media Experiences in Everyday Life? JoEllen Fisherkeller Chapter 16: Just Part of the Family? Exploring the Connections between Family Life and Media Use Christine M. Bachen Chapter 17: Just How Commercialized Is Children¿s Culture? Matthew P. McAllister Chapter 18: When It Comes To Consumer Socialization, Are Children Victims, Empowered Consumers, or Consumers-in Training Steven Kline Chapter 19: Do We All Live In a Shared World Culture? Katalin Lustyik
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Mass media and youth -- United States.
Mass media and children -- United States -- Government policy.
Violence in mass media.
Parenting -- United States.
Mass media -- Social aspects -- United States.