Parents, Media and Panic through the Years

Kids Those Days

Authors: Leick, Karen

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  • Explores the historical context of discussions concerning parenting, popular culture and technology in the twentieth and twenty-first century
  • Demonstrates the continuity in behaviour of young people over time, as well as the responses to it
  • Examines social anxieties about new media since the 1920s, including radio, television, video games and the internet
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This book analyses articles that appeared in popular periodicals from the 1920s to the present, each revealing the panic that parents and adults have expressed about media including radio, television, video games and the Internet for the last century. Karen Leick argues that parents have continuously shown an intense anxiety about new media, while expressing a romanticized nostalgia for their own youth. Recurring tropes describe concerns about each "addictive" new media: children do not play outside anymore, lack imagination, and may imitate violent or other inappropriate content that they encounter. 

About the authors

Karen Leick is Lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. She is the author ofGertrude Stein and the Making of an American Celebrity (2009), and co-editor of Modernism on File: Writers, Artists and the FBI, 1920-1950 (Palgrave, 2008). She has also published many articles about the reception of modernism.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Parents, Media and Panic through the Years
Book Subtitle
Kids Those Days
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98319-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98319-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98318-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 134
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