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Children and the entertainment industry

Author: Karen Miller
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2010.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English
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Articles discuss the pros and cons of the entertainment industry and its impact on children as related to role models, educational programming, child stars, and the role of parents and child stars.
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Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Miller
ISBN: 9780737747638 0737747633 9780737747645 0737747641
OCLC Number: 441154513
Description: 180 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. What messages does the entertainment industry send to children? --
Super-sized kids : obesity, children, moral panic, and the media / Rebecca Herr Stephenson and Sarah Banet-Weiser --
Beyond-brand effect of television food advertisements on food choice in children : the effects of weight status / Jason C.G. Halford, [et al.] --
Children's books can present a diversity of roles for male and female characters / Nathalie op de Beeck --
Most children's books present male and female characters in traditional gender roles / Ya-Lun Tsao --
Images in the media negatively impact adolescent girls / Fiona Bawdon --
pt. 2. How does the entertainment industry engage children? --
Entertainment for babies and toddlers is a growing industry / Janine DeFao --
Entertainment for teens is a growing industry / PR Newswire --
Children's entertainment can be educational / Jesse Walker --
Children's programming in an educational setting is controversial / Caroline E. Mayer --
pt. 3. Are children in the entertainment industry exploited? --
Talent agents have child performers' best interests at heart / David Mermelstein --
Talent agents sometimes deceive hopeful child performers / Zoe Brennan --
Production studios foster the careers of child stars / Rebecca Ascher-Walsh --
Child stars are held to unreasonable standards / Caitriona Palmer --
pt. 4. What role do parents play in their children's careers in entertainment? --
Parents should be involved in their children's performance careers / Ryan Thomas --
Parents often make serious sacrifices to further their children's careers / Paul Grondahl --
Celebrity parents can nurture their children's fame / Chris Ayres --
Celebrity parents can exploit their children's fame / Judith Newman.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Karen Miller, book editor.

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Articles discuss the pros and cons of the entertainment industry and its impact on children as related to role models, educational programming, child stars, and the role of parents and child stars.

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