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Living without the Screen: Causes and Consequences of Life without Television

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This book provides an in-depth study of those American families and individuals who opt not to watch television, exploring the reasons behind their choices, discussing their beliefs about television, and examining the current role of television in the American family. Author Marina Krcmar answers several questions in the volume: what is television? Who are those people who reject it? What are their reasons for doing so? How do they believe their lives are different because of this choice? What impact does this choice have on media research? This volume provides a current, distinctive, and important look at how personal choices on media use are made, and how these choices reflect more broadly on media's place in today's society. A compelling exploration of the motivations and rationales for those who choose to live without television, this book is a must-read for scholars and researchers working in children and media, media literacy, sociology, family studies and related areas. It will also be of interest toanyone with questions about media usage and the choices families make regarding the role of media in their lives.

Table of Contents

Living without television — Sample and method — How nonviewers gave up television — Attitudes toward living without television — What is television? — Keeping out televised sex and violence — Minimizing consumerism — Politics and civic engagement — Autonomous children — Time use — Encouraging creativity — Engaging in real life — Choosing to be different — Battling the industry.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780203877210
Subtitle:
Causes and Consequences of Life without Television
Publisher:
Routledge
Edited by:
Marina Krcmar
Author:
Krcmar, Marina
Author:
Marina Krcmar
Subject:
Communication
Subject:
Television viewers
Subject:
Television and family
Subject:
Media Studies - Electronic Media
Subject:
Television and family -- United States.
Subject:
Television viewers -- United States.
Subject:
Communication Studies
Subject:
Intercultural Communications-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2009
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
228

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Business » Communication
Engineering » Communications » Video
History and Social Science » Sociology » Media

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