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Television and migrant children

Homer, Mona U. (1993) Television and migrant children. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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This study is in the tradition of audience reception research and has its focus on the relationship between television viewing and the everyday life of a group of children, who had recently migrated to Australia from non-English speaking countries.

The research method applied in this study is ethnographic, using indepths interviews with the children as well as some observations about the television viewing activity in their homes.

In chapter one, I present the theoretical context in which this case study can be located.

Chapter 2 discusses the research method and provides profiles of the children.

Chapter 3 is concerned with the description of television's place in the lives of individual children, in order to give insight into social and cultural aspects of their television experiences.

Chapter 4 examines some common themes in the children's television use, highlighting how the collective experience of being a recent migrant has influence on television viewing.

The thesis is rounded off by some concluding remarks.

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Humanities
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Supervisor(s): Ang, Ien
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