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In Front of the Children: Screen Entertainment and Young Audiences

By: Bazalgette, Cary (edited by) ; Buckingham, David (edited by)

Price: $8.28

Publisher: London, British Film Institute: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003644


There is no shortage of opinion about how the media affect children, but surprisingly little evidence about what children themselves choose to watch, or about the production and marketing choices made on children's behalf. This fascinating anthology breaks away from the usual agenda of moral panics and cultural pessimism which has dominated discussion of film, television, computer games, merchandising and comics on both sides of the Atlantic. Just what is the appeal of N... View more info

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I Speak for This Child - True Stories of a Child Advocate

By: Courter, Gay

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004141


In this book, the author recounts her experiences as a Guardian ad Litem, a volunteer court-appointed advocate for children involved in the legal system. Every day children are involved - often victims of neglact or abuse - in legal proceedings they can't comprehend, but will greatly affect their future. Lawyers work for their clients, usually the parents, judges must remain impartial, and social workers have excessive caseloads. Only one person speaks for a child - know... View more info

Savage Girls and Wild Boys: a History of Feral Children

By: Newton, Michael

Price: $14.72

Publisher: London, Faber And Faber, Ltd.: 2002

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 002132


Wild or feral children have fascinated us down the centuries, and continue to do so today. In a haunting and hugely readable study, Michael Newton deftly investigates a number of infamous cases. He looks at Peter the Wild Boy, and at Victor of Aveyron who roamed wild in the forests of revolutionary France. He tells the story of a savage girl lost on the streets of Paris; of two children brought up by wolves in the jungles of India; and the girl who emerged from 13 years ... View more info