Ariel R. Chernin

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In this paper, we examine the ideological implications of racial stereotypes in comedy through a textual and audience analysis of Rush Hour 2. Although Asian, Black, and White focus group participants differentially engaged with racial stereotypes in the film, most participants, regardless of race, found the film’s racial jokes inoffensive. Many Asian and(More)
This small-scale exploratory study examined whether 74 very young (i.e., 4-8 year olds) children’s and their parent’s access to, use of, and perceptions regarding computers and the Internet were related to three traditional digital divide constructs: 1) family socioeconomic status (SES), 2) location of access to new technologies (i.e., both home and school(More)
Despite the interest in the effects of the media on sexual behavior, there is no single method for assessing exposure to a particular type of media content (e.g., sex). This paper discusses the development of six sexual content exposure measures based on adolescents' own subjective ratings of the sexual content in titles in 4 media (i.e., television, music,(More)
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