ERIC Number: ED407358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Coming of Age, Media and the Mature Audience. Media & Values 45.
Thoman, Elizabeth, Ed.; Silver, Rosalind, Ed.
Media & Values, n45 p1-24 Win 1989. Journal subtitle: "A Quarterly Resource for Media Awarenes."
This issue of "Media & Values" explores the influence of mass media on the perceptions about aging in our society. The essays present various interpretations of that influence and the implications for the society. Articles in the "Awareness/Analysis" section include: (1) "Granny Bashing: New Myth Recasts Elders as Villains" (Ronald F. Pollack); (2) "Lifeline or Leisure: TV's Varied Role" (Kathaleen Reid); (3) "Attacking Ageism: Stereotypes Give Way to Active Advertising" (Robert Wood); (4) "On-Line Connection Makes Friends for Seniors" (Mary Furlong); (5) "Going for the Gold: Prime Time's Sexy Seniors" (Mary Cassata; Barbara Irwin); and (6) "How Does Hollywood Handle Ageism?" (Dorothea Petrie; Daniel Petrie). Articles in the "Reflection? Action" section are (1) "Social Justice: TV Sidesteps Real Life Struggles" (Donna Demac); (2) "Children: Media Help Fill Grandparent Gap" (Judith Myers-Walls); (3) "Pastoring: Senior Productions Raise Self-Esteem" (Peter Paulsen); (4) "Women: Stereotype Shifts to Sexy Schemers" (Sally Steenland); (5) "Youth: Big Chill Cools Lost Generation" (Bill Wolfe); (6) "Family Life: Media Helps Harvest History and Heritage" (Helen H. Graham); (7) "Video Visits Help Families Say 'I Love You'" (Barbie White); (8) "How to Watch Television with Your Grandchildren" (Ellen DeFranco); (9) "Who's in Charge? A Media Questionnaire for Grandparents"; (10) "Watch/Read/Listen: Resources for Follow-up"; and (11) "Springboard to Action: Putting This Issue to Work" (Elizabeth Thoman). (EH)
Descriptors: Aging Education, Aging (Individuals), Mass Media, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role, Older Adults, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Television Viewing, Values
Center for Media Literacy, 1962 S. Shenandoah, Los Angeles, CA 90034, 310-559-2944 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Media Action Research Center, Los Angeles, CA.
Note: For related items, see SO 028 077-082. Journal subtitle: "A Quarterly Resource for Media Awareness."