Media Home and Family

  • Filename: media-home-and-family.
  • ISBN: 9781135216245
  • Release Date: 2012-09-10
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Stewart M. Hoover
  • Publisher: Routledge



Based on extensive fieldwork, this book examines how parents make decisions regulating media use, and how media practices define contemporary family life.

Changing Media Homes and Households

  • Filename: changing-media-homes-and-households.
  • ISBN: 9781317246893
  • Release Date: 2016-04-14
  • Number of pages: 202
  • Author: Deborah Chambers
  • Publisher: Routledge



Media technologies have played a central role in shaping ideas about home life over the last two centuries. Changing Media, Homes and Households explores the complex relationship between home, householders, families and media technologies by charting the evolution of the media-rich home, from the early twentieth century to the present. Moving beyond a narrow focus on media texts, production and audiences, Deborah Chambers investigates the physical presence of media objects in the home and their symbolic importance for home life. The book identifies the role of home-based media in altering relationships between home, leisure, work and the outside world in the context of entertainment, communication and work. It assesses whether domestic media are transforming or reinforcing traditional identities and relations of gender, generation, class and migrancy. Mediatisation theory is employed to assess the domestication of media and media saturation of home life in the context of wider global changes. The author also develops the concept of media imaginaries to explain the role of public discourses in shaping changing meanings, values and uses of domestic media. Framed within these approaches, four chapters also provide in-depth case studies of the processes involved in media’s home adoption: early television design, family-centred video gaming, the domestication of tablet computers, and the shift from "smart homes" to today’s "connected" homes. This is an ideal text for students and researchers interested in media and cultural studies, communication, and sociology.

Media and Middle Class Moms

  • Filename: media-and-middle-class-moms.
  • ISBN: 9781135850456
  • Release Date: 2010-04-02
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Lara J. Descartes
  • Publisher: Routledge



Written by nationally recognized anthropologists Conrad Kottak and Lara Descartes, this ethnography of largely white, middle class families in a town in the midwest explores the role that the media play in influencing how those families cope with everyday work/family issues. The book insightfully reports that families struggle with, and make work/family decisions based largely on the images and ideas they receive from media sources, though they strongly deny being so influenced. An ideal book for teaching undergraduate family, media, and methods courses.

Home and Family in Japan

  • Filename: home-and-family-in-japan.
  • ISBN: 0415488672
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 278
  • Author: Richard Ronald
  • Publisher:



In the Japanese language the word 'ie' denotes both the materiality of homes and family relations within. The traditional family and family house - often portrayed in ideal terms as key foundations of Japanese culture and society - have been subject to significant changes in recent years. This book comprehensively addresses various aspects of family life and dwelling spaces, exploring how homes, household patterns and kin relations are reacting to contemporary social, economic and urban transformations, and the degree to which traditional patterns of both houses and households are changing. The book contextualises the shift from the hegemonic post-war image of standard family life, to the nuclear family and to a situation now where Japanese homes are more likely to include unmarried singles; childless couples; divorcees; unmarried adult children and elderly relatives either living alone or in nursing homes. It discusses how these new patterns are both reinforcing and challenging typical understandings of Japanese family life.

Fun Home

  • Filename: fun-home.
  • ISBN: 0618871713
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Alison Bechdel
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.

Welcome to the Dreamhouse

  • Filename: welcome-to-the-dreamhouse.
  • ISBN: 0822326965
  • Release Date: 2001-06-01
  • Number of pages: 426
  • Author: Lynn Spigel
  • Publisher: Duke University Press



DIVHistorical and theoretical essays on television and media culture by a leading feminist studies scholar./div

Straight Talk about Terrorism

  • Filename: straight-talk-about-terrorism.
  • ISBN: 9781612342658
  • Release Date: 2011-07-01
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: George W. Beahm
  • Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.



After the September 11th terrorist attacks and anthrax scare of 2001, the need to prepare for the possibility of terrorist attacks using nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological weapons has become increasingly apparent. Written in plain language by a former Army NBC officer, this book dispels several media-propagated myths and tells the real story about what people can and cannot do to protect themselves and their families. Beahm provides handy checklists of household or other useful items, safety procedures, action plans, and emergency planning guides. Each section contains frequently asked questions to provide readers with the essential information they need to prepare their homes, offices, and communities, such as what to look for and where to buy protective equipment; how to find shelter at a designated shelter-in-place; how to construct a safe room and what to stock; and what to do when it's time to evacuate their home. This book will simultaneously reassure citizens alarmed by the terrorist threat and give them concrete steps to take to feel safer at home and at work.

Religion in the Media Age

  • Filename: religion-in-the-media-age.
  • ISBN: 9781134380770
  • Release Date: 2006-11-22
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Stewart M. Hoover
  • Publisher: Routledge



Looking at the everyday interaction of religion and media in our cultural lives, Hoover’s new book is a fascinating assessment of the state of modern religion. Recent years have produced a marked turn away from institutionalized religions towards more autonomous, individual forms of the search for spiritual meaning. Film, television, the music industry and the internet are central to this process, cutting through the monolithic assertions of world religions and giving access to more diverse and fragmented ideals. While the sheer volume and variety of information travelling through global media changes modes of religious thought and commitment, the human desire for spirituality also invigorates popular culture itself, recreating commodities – film blockbusters, world sport and popular music – as contexts for religious meanings. Drawing on research into household media consumption, Hoover charts the way in which media and religion intermingle and collide in the cultural experience of media audiences. Religion in the Media Age is essential reading for everyone interested in how today mass media relates to contemporary religious and spiritual life.

Comfort Crocheted Afghans

  • Filename: comfort-crocheted-afghans.
  • ISBN: 9781497650787
  • Release Date: 2014-06-24
  • Number of pages: 12
  • Author: Norah Gaughan
  • Publisher: Open Road Media



For many of us, afghans are the epitome of comfort. Colorful and inviting, they are a staple of the home, without which a living room or bedroom just wouldn’t feel complete. And whether you’re making one for yourself, as a housewarming gift, or to welcome a new baby into the world, the process of creating a handmade afghan can be as rewarding as the finished product. This sampler from Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Afghans is intended for crocheters of every skill level, and brings new life to the well-loved and versatile afghan.

Children and Their Changing Media Environment

  • Filename: children-and-their-changing-media-environment.
  • ISBN: 9781135661311
  • Release Date: 2013-06-07
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Sonia Livingstone
  • Publisher: Routledge



Focusing on the meanings, uses, and impacts of new media in childhood, family life, peer culture, and the relation between home and school, this volume sets out to address many of the questions, fears, and hopes regarding the changing place of media in the lives of today's children and young people. The scholars contributing to this work argue that such questions--intellectual, empirical, and policy-related--can be productively addressed through cross-national research. Hence, this volume brings together researchers from 12 countries--Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland--to present original and comprehensive findings regarding the diffusion and significance of new media and information technologies among children. Inspired by parallels and difference between the arrival of television in the family home during the 1950s and the present day arrival of new media, the research is based on in-depth interviews and a detailed comparative survey of 6- to 16-year-olds across Europe and in Israel. The result is a comprehensive, detailed, and fascinating account of how these technologies are rapidly becoming central to the daily lives of young people. As a resource for researchers and students in media and communication studies, leisure and cultural studies, social psychology, and related areas, this volume provides crucial insights into the role of media in the lives of children. The findings included herein will also be of interest to policymakers in broadcasting, technology, and education throughout the world.

Comfort Knitted Afghans

  • Filename: comfort-knitted-afghans.
  • ISBN: 9781497650824
  • Release Date: 2014-06-24
  • Number of pages: 12
  • Author: Norah Gaughan
  • Publisher: Open Road Media



For many of us, afghans are the epitome of comfort. Colorful and inviting, they are a staple of the home, without which a living room or bedroom just wouldn’t feel complete. And whether you’re making one for yourself, as a housewarming gift, or to welcome a new baby into the world, the process of creating a handmade afghan can be as rewarding as the finished product. This sampler from Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Afghans is intended for knitters of every skill level, and brings new life to the well-loved and versatile afghan.

Media Religion and Gender

  • Filename: media-religion-and-gender.
  • ISBN: 9781134074907
  • Release Date: 2013-06-03
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Mia Lövheim
  • Publisher: Routledge



Media, Religion and Gender presents a selection of eminent current scholarship that explores the role gender plays when religion, media use and values in contemporary society interact. The book: surveys the development of research on media, religion and culture through the lens of key theoretical and methodological issues and debates within gender studies. includes case studies drawn from a variety of countries and contexts to illustrate the range of issues, theoretical perspectives and empirical material involved in current work outlines new areas and reflects on challenges for the future. Students of media, religion and gender at advanced level will find this a valuable resource, as will scholars and researchers working in this important and growing field.

Child Rearing in the Home and School

  • Filename: child-rearing-in-the-home-and-school.
  • ISBN: 9781475796766
  • Release Date: 2013-06-29
  • Number of pages: 235
  • Author: R.P. Boger
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



This volume is intended to address contemporary aspects of child rearing in the home and the school, as well as major dimensions of inter face between the home and the school. The authors of these chapters have used varying styles and approaches, and the range of perspectives is very broad and inclusive. An essential notion integrating all chapters is that child rearing is a human ecological concern of dominant importance for the home, the school, and the community during the 1980's and that this will continue to be true in the future. This volume is intended to be useful as a reference book, as a text, for researchers and for policy-makers. It is hoped that the volume also will be of use to parents, teachers, school administrators, child-care workers and others who are interested in child nurturance. The editors wish to extend appreciation to many individuals who made this effort possible. Our colleagues, Hiram Fitzgerald and Marjorie Kostelnik, have been most helpful and encouraging. We thank them for their patience, support, and invaluable editorial assistance during the production of the camera-ready copy of the volume. We also thank Barbara Taylor for her assistance in typing the chapters, and Carrie DeMyers for typing the camera-ready copy. Carrie's good-nature and posi tive outlook helped to smooth over the many frustrations inherent in the assembly and production of anthologies such as this one.

Home Territories

  • Filename: home-territories.
  • ISBN: 9781134727612
  • Release Date: 2002-09-11
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: David Morley
  • Publisher: Routledge



Home Territories examines how traditional ideas of home, homeland and nation have been destabilised both by new patterns of migration and by new communication technologies which routinely transgress the symbolic boundaries around both the private household and the nation state. David Morley analyses the varieties of exile, diaspora, displacement, connectedness, mobility experienced by members of social groups, and relates the micro structures of the home, the family and the domestic realm, to contemporary debates about the nation, community and cultural identities. He explores issues such as the role of gender in the construction of domesticity, and the conflation of ideas of maternity and home, and engages with recent debates about the 'territorialisation of culture'.

Home and Family Relationships

  • Filename: home-and-family-relationships.
  • ISBN: 9781615329397
  • Release Date: 2010-08-15
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Author: Tamra Orr
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group



The teenage years can be a confusing time for all youth, including GLBT teens. Challenges and questions can arise that only a family support system can answer. This helpful guide teaches GLBT teens how to maintain healthy familial relationships. Strategies for coming out to parents and siblings, and how to communicate with others, as well as how to understand and react to the emotions of others are also explored.

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