Childrens Media – finding nemo and hannah montana

1. Childhood. In defining what childhood is, sociologists Allison James and Alan Prout
state the following:
Childhood is understood as a social construction. As such it provides an
interpretive frame for contextualizing the early years of human life.
Childhood, as distinct from biological immaturity, is neither a natural nor
universal feature of human groups but appears as a specific structural and
cultural component of many societies. (Prout and James, Constructing and
Reconstructing Childhood: Contemporary Issues in the Sociological Study of
Childhood. London, Falmer Press, 1997., p. 8)

Bearing this idea in mind, discuss how the following films “finding nemo” (2003)and Hannah Montana ( represent the idea of childhood.

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