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Very Good copy in a Very Good dust wrapper of "...a frightening picture of a society dominated by television; of children with poor verbal skills, an inability to concentrate, and a disinclination to read; of parents who are "hooked" on using television as a sedative for their preschool children."Very Good dust wrapper with very slight shelf wear. Jacket designed by Judith Michael has an illustration of a television plugged into a socket. Author photograph on back flap by Janet Malcolm has the author sitting on a chair grasping a mug with both hands. Slight puckering along bottom edge on the front. Light grey boards with dark grey spine has crisp, bright white lettering. The "V" and "I" in Viking have not been colored white on the spine. Tight, bright, clean text with no marks. 231 pages. "First published in 1977 by The Viking Press."18 chapters with 4 parts. Parts: "The Television Experience"; "Television and the Child";"Television and the Family" and "No Television." Chapters include:"Television Addition,";"Television and Reading";"How Parents Survived before Television," and "Giving Up Television for Good." Includes an Afterword, Notes and Index. From back dust wrapper:"Marie Winn's superb dissection of this permanent house guest and what it's done to us will have people talking and you thinking. No, this is not another study of program content. For starters Winn contends that it's not what we watch, it's the fact that we watch at all.Have you thought about television as babysitter, in relation to drugs, SAT scores, family relationships, general behavior? Ms. Winn.effectively sees to it that you do in this landmark book." -- Publishers Weekly" From the front flap: 'The Plug-In Drug presents a powerful challenge for parents and educators to re-examine their attitudes toward television and become aware of its dangers, especially for the most vulnerable members of our population..."
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Book Description Viking Adult, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110670561606
Book Description Viking Adult, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1stEdition. Seller Inventory # DADAX0670561606
Book Description Viking Adult, 1977. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0670561606