Glued to the Tube explores the strong influence TV has over family interaction and communication. Using hundreds of reliable research studies and statistics, this book breaks down familial responsibilities into categories such as friend, family manager, arbitrator and sexual advisor, then shows how television has taken over these roles, and how it has performed.
While it may be easy to identify TV's presence in society, Glued to the Tube goes one step further, exposing how:
The ratings system is set up to woo younger audiences Common depictions of race and religion isolate viewers Prime-time programming manipulatesadults and children alike Network television attempts to teach us all how to live--from what to buy to how we choose and communicate with our partners
Author and media ecologist Cheryl Pawlowski relies on numerous studies and her own research to conclude that the modern family is competing with the tube to its own detriment. Pawlowski offers practical ways a family can break free of the television addiction.
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We hear from an army of experts on television’s role distorting the harmonies and disharmonies of everyday life, its encouragement of premature sexuality and hyper-consumerism, its antiheroes and dreadful role models (from Homer Simpson to Calista Flockhart).| Read Full Review of Glued to the Tube: The Threat...
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