chapter  3
16 Pages

Growing Up with Television: Cultivation Processes

WithMICHAEL MORGAN, JAMES SHANAHAN

Television is the source of the most broadly shared images and messages in history. It is the mainstream of the common symbolic environment into which our children are born and in which we all live out our lives. Even though new forms of media seem to sprout up weekly, television’s mass ritual shows no signs of weakening as its consequences are increasingly felt around the globe.