The author deftly marshals a vast array of historical and demographic research. He suggests that childhood is a relatively recent invention, which came into being as the new medium of print imposed division between children and adults. But now these divisions are eroding under the barrage of television, which turns the adult secrets of sex and violence into popular entertainment and pitches both news and advertising at the intellectual level of ten-year-olds. The book is fun to read.
Politics-Social-Sciences, Social-Sciences, Childrens-Studies,