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Children and Television: A Semiotic Approach

By: Robert Hodge and David Tripp


Description

There are insights of interest and value to all in these pages. This book develops a fresh and insightful approach to the questions of children and television. Drawing on recent work in linguistics and semiotics, Hodge and Tripp analyse the rich and ambiguous messages of television and cartoons and examine the ways in which these messages are interpreted by children. The authors convincingly show that children are sophisticated viewers: they have a shrewd sense of fact and fantasy and are active interpreters of plot.

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Paperback
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745605050
ISBN10
0745605052
Publication Dates ROW:
Jul 1987
Publication Dates US:
Jan 1991
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Jul 1987



Format
230 x 154 mm
9.05 x 6.03 in
Pages
240 pages

* Exam copies only available to lecturers for whom the book may be suitable as a course text.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. The Double Face of Fangs.

2. `You Sorta Listen with your Eyes.'.

3. Television and the Mind of the Child.

4. `God Didn't Make Yogi Bear.'.

5. Society and the Viewer.

6. Television and Schooling.

7. The Violence Debate.

8. Conclusion.

References.

Index.

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