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[eccr] Book announcement--Turow -- The Wired Homestead

Tue Dec 16 08:26:33 GMT 2003

>The Wired Homestead
>edited by Joseph Turow and Andrea L. Kavanaugh
>The use of the Internet in homes rivals the advent of the telephone, 
>radio, or television in social significance. Daily use of the World Wide 
>Web and e-mail is taken for granted in many families, and the 
>computer-linked internet is becoming an integral part of the physical and 
>audiovisual environment. The internet's features of personalization, 
>interactivity, and information abundance raise profound new issues for 
>parents and children.
>Most researchers studying the impact of the Internet on families begin 
>with the assumption that the family is the central influence in preparing 
>a child to live in society and that home is where that influence takes 
>place. In The Wired Homestead, communication theorists and social 
>scientists offer recent findings on the effects of the internet on the 
>lives of the family unit and its members. The book examines historical 
>precedents of parental concern over "new" media such as television. It 
>then looks at specific issues surrounding parental oversight of Internet 
>use, such as rules about revealing personal information, time limits, and 
>Web site restrictions. It looks at the effects of the Web on both domestic 
>life and entire neighborhoods. The wealth of information offered and the 
>formulation of emerging issues regarding parents and children lay the 
>foundation for further research in this developing field. The contributors 
>include Robert Kraut, Jorge Reina Schement, Ellen Seiter, Sherry Turkle, 
>Ellen Wartella, and Barry Wellman.
>Joseph Turow is Robert Lewis Shayon Professor of Communication at the 
>Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. Andrea L. 
>Kavanaugh is Senior Research Scientist and Assistant Director at the Human 
>Computer Interaction Center, Department of Computer Science, Virginia 
>Polytechnic Institute and State University.
>6 x 9, 456 pp., 20 illus., paper, ISBN 0-262-70094-8
>An MIT Press Sourcebook
>For more information please visit
>David Weininger
>Associate Publicist
>The MIT Press
>5 Cambridge Center, 4th Floor
>Cambridge, MA  02142
>617 253 2079
>617 253 1709 fax

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