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The Plug-in Drug: Television, Children, and the Family; Revised Edition

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Publisher Comments:

In The Plug-In Drug, Marie Winn demonstrates "with devastating persuasiveness" (The Washington Post) that television has a negative impact on child development, school achievement, and family life. But rather than focusing on program improvement as a solution, Winn proposes that the problem lies within the seductive act of TV watching itself. Extensive TV watching alters children's relations with the real world, depriving them of far more valuable real life experiences, especially playing and reading. Ever sympathetic to parents' need for relief, Winn proposes ways to control this addictive medium and live with it successfully. This 25th anniversary edition addresses the variety of new electronic media that have supplemented television in the home and increased children's bondage to screen experiences. It includes new sections on:

* Computers in the classroom

* Computer and video games

* The VCR

* The V-Chip and other control devices

* TV programming for babies

* Television and physical health

About the Author

Marie Winn has written thirteen books, among them Children Without Childhood, Unplugging the Plug-In Drug, and Red-Tails in Love. She currently writes a column about nature for the Wall Street Journal. She has two grown children and four grandchildren who are growing up without television.

Table of Contents

The television experience — Television and the child — Television and the family — No television.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140076981
Subtitle:
Television, Children, and the Family; Revised Edition
Author:
Winn, Marie
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Mass Media - Electronics Media
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Television and children
Subject:
Television programs for children
Subject:
Television programs for children -- United States.
Subject:
General Family & Relationships
Subject:
Child Development
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
fasc. 8
Publication Date:
19850205
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.81x5.08x.59 in. .47 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Media Studies
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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