Wednesday, April 25, 2007

"Radio and the Child"

The Radio is a form a technology that without a doubt many rely on. In the piece "Radio and the Child" by Sidonie Matsner Gruenberg we see that the radio was seen as a threat to parents in the past. In the 1930's Parents were threaten by the radio because it was influencing their children in negative ways. "We must not overlook, however the important fact that in some respects the radio finds the parents more helpless than the movies or the funnies" (Grurenberg pg123). At first when i read this i was taken by surprise as to why the radio was a threat to parents, but as i read through the article i quickly understood. like the invention of the movie theater the rise of the radio was a threat to parents because children were engaging in the new phenomenas. while engaging in these things there minds were being poisoned by the ways of society and before parents knew it they were losing control of their children.


At 10:38 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

I am not sure what you mean by "new phenomenas." Do you mean that parents are afraid when children learn something new?

What is new about radio according to the author? What makes it more of a threat than the movies?


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