Abstract

Abstract:

The purpose of this inquiry is to use existing research to identify themes that illustrate why the federal government has been historically ineffective in creating and enacting regulations for children’s television. This inefficacy led the individual television experiences of American children to be undergirded by neoliberal, capitalist logics, even when programs are labeled as educational. The themes identified are the FCC’s posturing as a reactive agency, the privatized nature of broadcasting, and issues over the validity of measuring what is “educational.” Additionally, this inquiry specifically speaks to the ways in which these themes impact the lived experiences of children.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1941-3599
Print ISSN
1939-6724
Pages
pp. 285-304
Launched on MUSE
2019-04-27
Open Access
No
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