Based on extensive fieldwork, this book examines how parents make decisions regulating media use, and how media practices define contemporary family life.
"This book is a fascinating read, and a valuable addition to the ethnographic literature about television's role in the American family. Its skillful research fills a gaping hole in our knowledge about how media use is negotiated between parents and children amongst a broad cultural spectrum of families." -- Andrea Press, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Not since David Morley's Family Television has a book taken up this topic with this kind of scope.I would not be surprised if it attained the status of a classic in the field." -- Ellen Seiter, University of California, San Diego