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: 1138791601
  • Release Date: 2016-04-18
  • 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."

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.

The Parent App

  • Filename: the-parent-app.
  • ISBN: 9780199899616
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 299
  • Author: Lynn Schofield Clark
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

Offers parents strategies for coping with the increasing presence of digital and mobile media and for managing new technology for their children, and examines how approaches differ among families according to income.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Girl Wide Web

  • Filename: girl-wide-web.
  • ISBN: 0820471178
  • Release Date: 2005-01-01
  • Number of pages: 225
  • Author: Sharon R. Mazzarella
  • Publisher: Peter Lang

Presents a collection of essays that focus on teenage girls' Internet use.

Media and Social Life

  • Filename: media-and-social-life.
  • ISBN: 9781317743729
  • Release Date: 2014-03-26
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Mary Beth Oliver
  • Publisher: Routledge

Our use of media touches on almost all aspects of our social lives, be they friendships, parent-child relationships, emotional lives, or social stereotypes. How we understand ourselves and others is now largely dependent on how we perceive ourselves and others in media, how we interact with one another through mediated channels, and how we share, construct, and understand social issues via our mediated lives. This volume highlights cutting edge scholarship from preeminent scholars in media psychology that examines how media intersect with our social lives in three broad areas: media and the self; media and relationships; and social life in emerging media. The scholars in this volume not only provide insightful and up-to-date examinations of theorizing and research that informs our current understanding of the role of media in our social lives, but they also detail provocative and valuable roadmaps that will form that basis of future scholarship in this crucially important and rapidly evolving media landscape.


  • Filename: fandom.
  • ISBN: 9780814732380
  • Release Date: 2007-06-01
  • Number of pages: 412
  • Author: Jonathan Gray
  • Publisher: NYU Press

We are all fans. Whether we log on to Web sites to scrutinize the latest plot turns in Lost, “stalk” our favorite celebrities on Gawker, attend gaming conventions, or simply wait with bated breath for the newest Harry Potter novel—each of us is a fan. Fandom extends beyond television and film to literature, opera, sports, and pop music, and encompasses both high and low culture. Fandom brings together leading scholars to examine fans, their practices, and their favorite texts. This unparalleled selection of original essays examines instances across the spectrum of modern cultural consumption from Karl Marx to Paris Hilton, Buffy the Vampire Slayer to backyard wrestling, Bach fugues to Bollywood cinema ̧ and nineteenth-century concert halls to computer gaming. Contributors examine fans of high cultural texts and genres, the spaces of fandom, fandom around the globe, the impact of new technologies on fandom, and the legal and historical contexts of fan activity. Fandom is key to understanding modern life in our increasingly mediated and globalized world.

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.

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