No Sense of Place: The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behavior

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Index
ABC, 243, 300, 348n.23
Abortion, 92, 153, 228, 362n.3
Abscam, 106, 156
Accessibility (see also Information Information-systems, Situation):
of computers, 325-6, 327-8
differences among media, 33, 73-81
of expressive vs. verbal and printed messages, 107-9
of information, 91-2, 131, 143, 166, 180 and behavior, 42, 52-67
of knowledge, 37n, 63-4, 334
of places, 180-83
and status, 67, 168
Adams, Abigail, 197
Adams, John, 188, 356n.2
Adoptees Liberty Movement Association (ALMA), 132
Adults, adulthood:
backstage behavior, 154-5, 236, 248, 249, 250-51
children’s view of, and television, x, 179, 238, 239, 242, 248-511, 309- 10
conceptions of, changes in, 15, 185-6, 252
current merging with childhood, 5, 6, 8, 226-31, 236, 363n.29 failure of developmental psychology to account for, 226, 231-5
education in, 228
in hunting and gathering society, 315- 16
“invention” of, 258-65, 264n meism, 228
and “nursery tales, ” 262
and print media, 181, 238-9, 245, 246- 7, 258
and responsibility, changing concepts of, 230, 230n, 362n.15
secrets from children, 236, 249, 251n, 253, 266-7
stages of development, 231, 232, 234- 5, 363n.28
Advertising, and television, 73-4, 104, 347n.1, 348n.30
Affiliation (see Group identity)
Affirmative action, 192, 307
Age:
age-grading, 151, 254-5, 256, 257, 258 259, 262, 264n
in Middle Ages, 258, 261n
cognitive similarities between different age groups, 362n.24
and computer skill, 325-6, 371n.31
elderly, 151, 152-3, 234, 235, 363n.35
myth of age-determinism, 231-5
and roles, 231-5
sociology of, 235
and television, 75-7, 151, 251n
Aidala, Joanne, 348n.29
Albert, Carl, 291
Alcoholism:
and children, 154, 228, 361n.3
and situation, 28
Alexander, Shana, 168-9

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