Children s Games in the New Media Age

Author: Chris Richards
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317167562
Format: PDF, ePub
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The result of a unique research project exploring the relationship between children's vernacular play cultures and their media-based play, this collection challenges two popular misconceptions about children's play: that it is depleted or even dying out and that it is threatened by contemporary media such as television and computer games. A key element in the research was the digitization and analysis of Iona and Peter Opie's sound recordings of children's playground and street games from the 1970s and 1980s. This framed and enabled the research team's studies both of the Opies' documents of mid-twentieth-century play culture and, through a two-year ethnographic study of play and games in two primary school playgrounds, contemporary children's play cultures. In addition the research included the use of a prototype computer game to capture playground games and the making of a documentary film. Drawing on this extraordinary data set, the volume poses three questions: What do these hitherto unseen sources reveal about the games, songs and rhymes the Opies and others collected in the mid-twentieth century? What has happened to these vernacular forms? How are the forms of vernacular play that are transmitted in playgrounds, homes and streets transfigured in the new media age? In addressing these questions, the contributors reflect on the changing face of childhood in the twenty-first century - in relation to questions of gender and power and with attention to the children's own participation in producing the ethnographic record of their lives.

Children s Folklore

Author: Brian Sutton-Smith
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0824054180
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A collection of original essays that challenges the stereotypical view of the simple and innocent nature of children's culture, and reveals the complex and artistic interactions among children. Based on the research of scholars from fields including American studies, anthropology, education, folklor

Young adult literature and nonprint materials

Author: Lenz, Millicent
Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Descriptions and critical assessments of more than 600 books, magazines, and databases for the selection of print and nonprint resources.

Walford s Guide to Reference Material Social and historical sciences philosophy and religion

Author: Albert John Walford
Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: philosophy and psychology; religion; social sciences, sociology, statistics, politics, economics, labour and employment; land and property, business organizations, finance and banking, and economic surveys; economic policies and controls, trade and commerce, business and management, and law; public administration, social services and welfare, education, customs and traditions; geography; biography; and history.