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Television in/and the Worlds of Today’s Children: A Mounting Cultural Controversy


by Richard House - March 23, 2009

This commentary critically reviews current controversies concerning the effects of television in the lives of today's children, specifically locating the place of ‘televisual culture’ within current debates about so-called 'toxic childhood', and more generally, within wider paradigmatic discussions that question the place of technology within Late and post-modernity.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 23, 2009
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15594, Date Accessed: 7/21/2019 7:02:28 AM

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  • Richard House
    Research Centre for Therapeutic Education, Roehampton University, London
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    RICHARD HOUSE Ph.D. is Senior Lecturer in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Research Centre for Therapeutic Education, Roehampton University, and is a trained Steiner Kindergarten and class teacher who helped to found Norwich Steiner School. His published books include Therapy Beyond Modernity (Karnac Books, 2003) and co-editing Against and For CBT (with Del Loewenthal, PCCS Books, 2008). Widely published on both critical-educational and psychotherapeutic issues, Richard is Theory Editor of the European Journal for Psychotherapy and Counselling, and with Sue Palmer, he co-orchestrated the two Daily Telegraph Open Letters on ‘toxic childhood’ and ‘play’ in 2006 and 2007, which have had major policy-level impacts. Richard was recently chosen by London’s Evening Standard newspaper as one of London ‘1,000 most influential people’, due to his campaigning work with the ‘Open EYE’ Campaign for early childhood.
 
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