Category Archives: Books

“If I miss the connection to the Internet I’ll die!”

Avatar. Analisi delle dislocazioni mentali, personalità tecno-mediate, derive autistiche e condotto fuori controllo ( Avatar. Analysis of mental dislocations, techno-mediated personalities, autistic tendencies and out of control behavior). Tonino Cantelmi, Maria Beatrice Toro, Massimo Talli – Magi Edition, Roma 2010 "My Avatar? It's despicable. It’s written this way, without capital letters, and life is a…
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The Spoilt Generation

Aric Sigman. The Spoilt Generation. Why Restoring Authority Will Make Our Children and Society Happier . Piatkus, Londra 2009 British children are the unhappiest in the West, according to a UNICEF study covering 21 of the most industrialized countries. The United States is a runner-up. A study funded by the British government proved that the…
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The origins of a family counseling method spread worldwide

Daniel Arasa. Rafael Pich, pasión por la familia. La orientación familiar, un sueño hecho realidad (“Rafael Pich, Passion for the Family. Family Counseling, A Dream Comes True”), Styria, Barcelona 2010. Daniel Arasa, a journalist and journalism professor at Pompeu Fabra and at Abat Oliva, Universities of Barcelona, traces the history of Family Counseling. He bases…
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Educational Emergency and Reading

Introduction Reading is an unavoidable topic in the summer. The most diverse newspapers and magazines fill their pages with tips on works and authors to occupy the hours of the inactive workday. And rightly so, even beyond the commercial demands that drive such proposals. Our vacations put to the test our interior density, our “interior…
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Family and Media. Family Associations and Communication

Edited by Norberto González Gaitano and José María La Porte. Original Title: Famiglia e media. Associazioni familiari e comunicazione. Edusc, Rome 2011, 13.50 Euro. The second volume of the series Family and Means of Communications has been just published. The series is the fruit of the research project Family and Media, an international initiative carried…
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Why videogames matter

Review of Tom Bissell. Extra Lives. Why Videogames Matter, Vintage, 2011, 256 p. Man has expressed himself through art ever since pre-historic times. The earliest art forms found in caves were by primitive man who used grass and mud for paint and chiselled flint as a painting utensil. Since then, man has learned to express…
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Silence, Word and Light

Michele Zanzucchi. Silence, Word and Light. Listen, Communication and Mass Media. Collana Universitas, Città Nuova pub. (2012) Immersed in an age dominated by supersonic speed of technology and mass media invasion, we tend to confine silence to the margins of our daily lives; underestimating the fundamental importance that silence has in the general processes of…
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Facebook and Pasta alike?

Have you ever heard about a “media diet”? If the news hasn’t yet reached you, it’s time to turn to an expert nutritionist in the field: Father Paolo Padrini. In his book, Facebook internet ed i digital media. Una guida per genitori ed educatori, (Facebook, Internet, and The Digital Media: A Guide for Parents and…
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