Suggested Reading

RESOURCES FOR RAISING COMMERCIAL FREE CHILDREN  

Suggested Reading

Bok, Sissela.  Mayhem: Violence as public entertainment.  Reading:  Addison-Wesley, 1998.

Boyles, Deron. American Eduction & Corporations:  The free market goes to school.  New York:  Falmer Press, 2000.

Brown, Jane D., Steele, Jean R., Walsh-Childers, Kim (Eds). Sexual Teens, Sexual Media:  Investigating Media’s Influence on Adolescent Sexuality. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002.

Brownell, Kelly D. and Horgan Battle, Katherine,  Food Fight: The Inside Story of the Food Industry, America’s Obesity Crisis, and What We Can Do About It.  New York: Contemporary Books, 2003. 

Cantor, Joanne. “Mommy I’m scared:” How TV and Movies Frighten Children and What We Can Do to Protect Them, San Diego: Harvest, 1998.

Carlsson-Paige, Nancy and Levin, Diane. Before Push Comes to Shove: Building Conflict Resolution Skills With Children, St Paul: Redleaf Press, 1998.

-----. Who’s Calling the Shots:  How to Respond Effectively to Children’s Fascination with War Play and War Toys.  Philadelphia: New Society Publishers, 1990.

Giroux, Henry A. Stealing Innocence: Corporate Culture’s war on children. New York: Palgrave, 2000.

-----The Mouse that Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence, New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999.

Fones-Wolf, Elizabeth A., Selling Free Enterprise:  The business assault on labor and liberalism:  Urbana:  University of Illinois Press, 1994.

Fox, Roy Harvesting Minds:  How TV Commercials Control Kids. Westport: Praeger, 1996.

Herman, Edward and Chomsky, Noam. Manufacturing Consent: The political economy of Mass Media. New York: Pantheon, 2002 edition. 

Kalle, Lasn, Culture Jam: How to reverse America’s Suidal Consumer Binge—and why we must. New York:  William Morrow, 1999.

Kasser, Tim.  The High Price of Materialism  Cambridge:  MIT, 2002.

Kasser, Tim and Kanner, Allen D.(Eds) Psychology and Consumer Culture: The struggle for a good life in a materialistic society. Washington D.C: APA Books, 2004.

Kelly, Joe, Dads and Daughters: How to inspire, understand, and support your daughter when she’s growing up so fast. New York:  Broadway Books, 2002.

 Kilbourne, Jean, Deadly Persuasion: Why Women and Girls Must Fight the Addictive Power of Advertising. New York: The Free Press, 1999.    

Klien, Naomi, No Logo: Taking aim at the brand bullies. New York: Picador, 1999. 

Kuttner, Robert,  Everything for Sale: the Virtues and Limits of Markets. Chicago:  University of Chicago Press. 1996.

Ledbetter, James, (Made Possible by . . . The Death of Public Broadcasting in the United States, (New York: Verso, 1997).

Levin, Diane, E. Teaching Young Children in Violent Times: Building a Peaceable Classroom. Cambridge: Educators for Social Responsibility, 2003.

----Remote control childhood?:  Combating the Hazards of Media Culture/ Washington, D.C.:  National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1998.

McChesney, R., Rich media poor democracy: Communication politics in dubious times. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1999.

Minow, Newton N. and Lamay, Craig L. Lamay, Abandoned in the Wasteland: Children, Television, and the First Amendment. New York: Hill and Wang, 1996.

Molnar, Alex, Giving Kids the Business: The commercialization of America’s Schools  (Boulder:  Westview Press, a division of Harper Collins, 1996)

Nader, Ralph, Children First: A Parent’s Guide to Fighting Corporate Predators Washington, DC: Children First, 1996.

Nestle, Marion  Food Politics: How the food industry influences nutrition and health. Berkley, University of California Press, 2002

Pipher, Mary, Reviving Ophelia:  Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (New York:  Ballentine Books, 1994). 

Postman, Neil. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business. (New York: Viking, 1985).

Quart, Alissa.  Branded:  The Buying and Selling of American Teenagers (New York: Perseus, 2002).

Scheur, Jeffrey, The Sound Bite Society.  Television and the American Mind. New York.  Four Walls Eight Windows, 1999. 

Schlosser, Eric.  Fast Food Nation:  The Dark Side of the All American Meal. Boston:  Houghton Mifflin: 2001.

Singer, Dorothy G. and Singer, Jerome L. (Eds.). The Handbook of Children and Media Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2001.

Williams, Rowan,  Lost Icons: Reflections on Cultural Bereavement, Harrisburg:  Morehouse Publishing,  2000.

Winnicott, Donald, W., Playing and Reality, New York: Basic Books, 1971.