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Jennifer W. Shewmaker: Sexualized Media Messages and Our Children: Teaching Kids to be Smart Critics and Consumers

Praeger, Santa Barbara, CA, 2015, 182 pp, ISBN: 978-1-4408-3333-5

Auteur: Allison Scarlott

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 12/2016

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In Sexualized Media Messages and Our Children: Teaching Kids to Be Smart Critics and Consumers, Jennifer W. Shewmaker examines the influence and impact that sexualized media messages have on children in today’s world. Specifically, Shewmaker analyzes how sexualized messages and images affect children’s development, analytical skills, and self-perspective. She argues that the recent technological advances and trends in entertainment have increased children’s access to sexualized messages and, consequently, have instilled in children’s minds that their value depends on their sexual prowess and appeal. The author bolsters this argument with a variety of research, real-life examples, and strategies that allow parents and professionals to interact with children in ways that can mitigate the negative effect of sexualized media messages. …
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Metagegevens
Titel
Jennifer W. Shewmaker: Sexualized Media Messages and Our Children: Teaching Kids to be Smart Critics and Consumers
Praeger, Santa Barbara, CA, 2015, 182 pp, ISBN: 978-1-4408-3333-5
Auteur
Allison Scarlott
Publicatiedatum
06-10-2016
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 12/2016
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-016-0583-2

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