MEDIA AND LEARNING OF THE SOCIAL WORLD

Srividya Ramasubramanian, Patrick R. Johnson

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on how the media teaches children about the social world around them. We take a multidisciplinary approach to highlight key concepts and theories from media studies, sociology, and education. We first discuss how children learn about the world around them at different stages of their lives. Then, we examine media as part of the broader sociocultural experience of young people today. Next, we describe the social world that is constructed by mainstream children’s media content. Finally, we elaborate upon theories about the prosocial and harmful effects of such media content on children’s perceptions, moral reasoning, and behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge International Handbook of Children, Adolescents, and Media, Second edition
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages277-284
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781000574906
ISBN (Print)9780367633356
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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