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The Resource The plug-in drug : television, computers, and family life, Marie Winn

The plug-in drug : television, computers, and family life, Marie Winn

Label
The plug-in drug : television, computers, and family life
Title
The plug-in drug
Title remainder
television, computers, and family life
Statement of responsibility
Marie Winn
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Marie Winn demonstrates 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. Winn argues that 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, such as computers in the classroom, video games, the VCR, and television programming for babies. Based on interviews with parents, teachers, and child specialists, The Plug-In Drug persuades parents and educators alike to reexamine their attitudes about the role of television in their children's lives -- and in their own
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winn, Marie
Dewey number
302.23/45/083
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ784.T4
LC item number
W494 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television and children
  • Children's television programs
  • Computers and children
  • Computers and families
  • Television and families
Label
The plug-in drug : television, computers, and family life, Marie Winn
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It's not what you watch -- A changed state of consciousness -- The power of the medium -- The experts -- Television and violence: a different approach -- Television for tots -- Television and the brain -- Television and play -- Defense of reading -- Television and school -- Before television -- Free time and resourcefulness -- Family life -- Computers in the classroom -- Home electronics -- Out of control -- Gaining control -- TV turnoffs -- No-TV families -- The television generation
Control code
ocm48473945
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
25th anniversary ed., completely rev. and updated.
Extent
xx, 332 pages
Isbn
9780142001080
Lccn
2001058052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o48473945
  • (OCoLC)48473945
Label
The plug-in drug : television, computers, and family life, Marie Winn
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It's not what you watch -- A changed state of consciousness -- The power of the medium -- The experts -- Television and violence: a different approach -- Television for tots -- Television and the brain -- Television and play -- Defense of reading -- Television and school -- Before television -- Free time and resourcefulness -- Family life -- Computers in the classroom -- Home electronics -- Out of control -- Gaining control -- TV turnoffs -- No-TV families -- The television generation
Control code
ocm48473945
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
25th anniversary ed., completely rev. and updated.
Extent
xx, 332 pages
Isbn
9780142001080
Lccn
2001058052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o48473945
  • (OCoLC)48473945

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