Few people alive today can recall a childhood without Television. The “tube” (often uttered by parents together with an unflattering rhyme) has literally shaped how kids around the globe perceive reality. But what children experience while fixated on the small screen is only part of the story.
Children’s TV is a vast industry, operating within broader cultural, ideological, political, and economic contexts, unique to each country and changing over time. A new book by Dr. Yuval Gozansky, Chair of the Communications Department at Sapir College, gives us the big picture.