Youth, Identity, and Digital Media

Youth, Identity, and Digital Media

by David Buckingham
     
 

ISBN-10: 026252483X

ISBN-13: 9780262524834

Pub. Date: 12/01/2007

Publisher: MIT Press

As young people today grow up in a world saturated with digital media,how does it affect their sense of self and others? As they define and redefine their identities through engagements with technology, what are the implications for their experiences as learners, citizens, consumers, and family and community members? This addresses the consequences of digital media

…  See more details below

Overview

As young people today grow up in a world saturated with digital media,how does it affect their sense of self and others? As they define and redefine their identities through engagements with technology, what are the implications for their experiences as learners, citizens, consumers, and family and community members? This addresses the consequences of digital media use for young people's individual and social identities. The contributors explore how young people use digital media to share ideas and creativity and to participate in networks that are small and large,local and global, intimate and anonymous. They look at the emergence of new genres and forms, from SMS and instant messaging to home pages, blogs, and social networking sites. They discuss such topics as "girl power" online, the generational digital divide, young people and mobile communication, and the appeal of the "digital publics" of MySpace, considering whether these media offer young people genuinely new forms of engagement, interaction, and communication.ContributorsAngela Booker, danah boyd, Kirsten Drotner, Shelley Goldman, Susan C. Herring, Meghan McDermott, Claudia Mitchell, Gitte Stald, Susannah Stern, Sandra Weber, Rebekah Willett David Buckingham is Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, London University, and Founder and Director of the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262524834
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Series:
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >