Posts Tagged ‘childhood’
All the links that caught our eye this past week in one handy post…
Wealth, Poverty, Welfare
The research can also be linked to the work done by writers such as Rosenthal and Jacobson (Pygmalion in the Classroom: 1968) in exploring the significance of labelling and self-fulfilling prophecies as this relates to differential educational achievement.
If you want to build on these ideas, our short film The End of Childhood? features Jane Pilcher talking about her research on the sexualisation of young girls and how they understand gender stereotyping.
Children and the Media 2: Cinema – The Darkness on the Edge of Town.
The second part of our sprint through media and moral panics in the 20th century builds on the notion of childhood innocence established in Part 1 by linking ideas about age to the rise and development of cinema. In particular, Prof. Chas. Critcher outlines some of the forces – such as moral entrepreneurs / cultural guardians – and ideas behind the development of various forms of “soft censorship” through age classifications.
The Bailey Report (Letting Children Be Children, 2014) highlights a range of issues (and moral concerns bordering on panics) around families, children, childhood and the media that form the basis for interesting discussions around both contemporary family life and wider social developments.
The research methodology – particularly the use of online parental surveys – is also a fruitful area for more general discussions about the reliability and validity of particular research methods.
The Independent has a short report that raises some broad questions about family, children and media (including the perennial “influence of sex and violence” on child development).
Alternatively, you can download the full report (that includes a handy summary).