Revisiting Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Essays on Lessons about Self and Community (Paperback)

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Revisiting Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Essays on Lessons about Self and Community (Paperback)

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During its 33-season run, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968-2001) left an indelible mark on millions of children and their caregivers. Perhaps no series in the history of children's television has done more to develop the identity and ethics of the child. More than a decade after Fred Rogers' death, he continues to attract an audience online. Yet despite the show's lasting impact it has been largely ignored by scholars. This collection of new essays focuses on Rogers' contributions to children's lives, to the media and to American culture at large. The contributors discuss his stance on the individual and the perception of self, his ideas about meaningful participation in a community and his use of television. Clearly, Mr. Rogers' ideas still strongly resonate.
Kathy Merlock Jackson, a Virginia Wesleyan University professor of communication, teaches media studies and children's culture. She is the author of eight books and the former editor of The Journal of American Culture. She is an officer in the Popular Culture Association. Steven M. Emmanuel is a professor of philosophy at Virginia Wesleyan College, where he specializes in the history of philosophy and comparative moral and religious thought.
Product Details ISBN: 9780786472963
ISBN-10: 0786472960
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: January 25th, 2016
Pages: 180
Language: English