Consuming Innocence

Consuming Innocence

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Thoroughly researched by an expert in the field of media studies, this examination explores the complex relationship that kids have with popular culturea€”including television, movies, the internet, books, magazines, celebrities, toys, and fashion. Fearlessly questioning the involvement of corporations that target kids and promote sexuality, this analysis evaluates the effects of media saturation on children and families. This timely guide is an essential resource that offers practical advice on how to engage in popular culture with children and how to understand their relationship with media and new technology.As we know, appearances deceive and often the deception occurs through dress - not just in stories, but in real life as well. ... Most of us care, to varying degrees, about how we look and what we wear and, in this day and age, so do our kids. ... even toys - such as Barbie and her endless accoutrements and the Bratz whose boxes scream theya#39;re the a#39;only dolls with a ... Mischa Barton (formerly from the TV show The OC), Jessica Simpson and hosts of Hollywood and Australian starsanbsp;...

Title:Consuming Innocence
Author:Karen Brooks
Publisher:Univ. of Queensland Press - 2008


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