Researching from within kids’ culture

November 22, 2014
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Researching from within kids’ culture

Caroline Ferris Leader explores alternative methodologies for working on children's media culture.
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Why is My Kid Watching That Lady Fondle Eggs?

November 21, 2014
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Why is My Kid Watching That Lady Fondle Eggs?

Advancing Our Way to the Bottom? My kids' “now” and “just what I wanted” style of viewership encourages them to be tiny, impatient content bullies.
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Moving Beyond Screen Time

November 20, 2014
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Moving Beyond Screen Time

What's all this nonsense about "screen time"?
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Reflections on the “Tinker-verse”

November 19, 2014
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Reflections on the “Tinker-verse”

Disney's “Tinker-verse” presents both compelling and troublesome aspects for a feminist media scholar-mom.
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Announcing a New Series: Antenna Kids

November 18, 2014
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Announcing a New Series: Antenna Kids

The charge for the series is simple and broad – to engage critically with media for children.
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Why Care About Radio Broadcast History in the On-Demand Digital Age?

November 17, 2014
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Why Care About Radio Broadcast History in the On-Demand Digital Age?

Locating and making publically accessible radio broadcasts and their supporting archival documents mitigates the generalized understandings that radio broadcasting’s past was a “mass” media of little variety, low quality and limited engagement.
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Whose Media Is It, Anyway? Representation on the Caribbean International Network

November 16, 2014
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Whose Media Is It, Anyway? Representation on the Caribbean International Network

How the network enacts its own hierarchies, and perpetuates the essentialization and commodification of peoples from the region.
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“Hope” for Net Neutrality?

November 13, 2014
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“Hope” for Net Neutrality?

President Obama’s statement calling on the FCC to implement the strongest possible net neutrality regulations is significant for many reasons, including what it signals about citizen engagement in communications regulation and the politics of media policy.
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The Cultural Significance of Booty Music

November 12, 2014
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The Cultural Significance of Booty Music

On the racial and gendered aspects of booty music, and how they remind us that the derriere is complex, ambivalent, and socially constructed.
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Drive-Ins, and the Stubborn Usefulness of Film Nostalgia

November 11, 2014
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Drive-Ins, and the Stubborn Usefulness of Film Nostalgia

Interstellar (2014) made its well-known debut last weekend. In Chicago, the film (yes, we can still call it that) screened in its “intended” format of 70mm at the Navy Pier IMAX. Its appearance there and at other such venues was predictably celebrated by old school cinephiles as yet another defiant declaration of celluloid’s continuing...
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