Here is a list of recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health:
- Feminism, Inc.:Coming of age in girl power media culture by Emilie Zaslow
This book offers a rich account of the ways in which teen girls understand style, sexuality, motherhood, and feminism in girl power media culture.
- Screening Generation X: The politics and popular memory of youth in contemporary cinema by Christina Lee
This book examines popular representations of Generation X in American and British film.
- Watching TV is not required: Thinking about media and thinking about thinking by Bernard McGrane & John Gunderson
This book introduces the readers to the social construction of reality embedded in the experience of TV.
- Youth engaging with the world: Media, communication and social change, eds: Thomas Tufte & Florencia Enghel
This book focuses on youth as a generation of actors and citizens who are increasingly exposed to and making use of media/ICT for entertainment and informational purposes, for social networking and mobilization, and for knowledge sharing.
- Creating preschool television: A story of commerce, creativity and curriculum by Jeanette Steemers
Focusing on experience in Britain and the US, this book explains how the preschool television sector has shifted from an essentially small localized and economically restricted industry to become a much more complex, commercially-driven global business.
This book offers readers insights into the transformations taking place in the
presentation of gender portrayals in television productions aimed at
younger audiences. It goes far beyond a critical analysis of the
existing portrayals of gender and culture by sharing media
professionals’ action-oriented recommendations for change that would
promote gender equity, social diversity and the wellbeing of children.
- Television news, politics and young people: Generation disconnected? by Mike Wayne, Julian Petley, Craig Murray & Lesley Henderson
Why are young people alienated from television news? This book argues that contemporary trends indicating deepening disconnection from news about public life reflect problems both with the way television news covers politics and with the nature of politics itself under neo-liberal capitalism.