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Seductive Screens

Children's Media—Past, Present, and Future

Author(s): Michael Brody

Book Description

Seductive Screens: Children’s Media—Past, Present, and Future describes the development of child media from its early beginnings on radio to the millions of postings on Facebook. The book explains the collision of economics, psychology, the needs of parents, and technology in creating the perfect storm for kid’s media growth. Many related issues are discussed as they affect children’s media including education, civility, celebrity, violence, play, and child rearing. There is a special emphasis on the influence of Disney, Sesame Street and Batman. Using case studies, and his own ambivalence expressed by personal anecdotes, the author places this important subject in a psychological context. The reader is encouraged to add their input to the discussion, as questions follow most chapters.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4196-2
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4196-X
Date of Publication: 01/12/2012
Pages / Size: 160 / A5
Price: £29.99


Dr Michael Brody is a Board Certified practicing adult and child psychiatrist. He is Chair of the Media Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland. He had been one of the key advocates in the creation of Children’s TV Ratings, and COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act). He has published widely. Most recently, he has written chapters on Toys for the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, and on Batman in Using Superheroes in Counseling and Play Therapy, as well Barbie versus Mr Potato Head in Magical Moments of Change. He is the co-author of Messages: Self Help Through Popular Culture.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7051-1
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7051-X
Date of Publication: 01/01/2015
Pages / Size: 160 / A5
Price: £19.99