Based on extensive fieldwork, this book examines how parents make decisions regulating media use, and how media practices define contemporary family life.

part |103 pages

The Families: Case Studies

chapter |23 pages

Being Distinctive in a Mediated Environment

The Ahmeds and the Paytons

chapter |27 pages

At the Heart of the Culture

The Hartmans and the Roelofs

chapter |14 pages

Fitting in with the Media

The Price-Benoits and the Franzes

chapter |25 pages

“Couch Potatodom” Reconsidered

The Vogels and the Carsons

chapter |9 pages


The “International and Sophisticated” Relationship