Youth and Media

Youth and Media

by Andy Ruddock



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Youth and Media by Andy Ruddock

When societies worry about media effects, why do they focus so much on young people? Is advertising to blame for binge drinking? Do films and video games inspire school shootings? Tackling these kinds of questions, Youth and Media explains why young people are at the centre of how we understand the media.

Exploring key issues in politics, technology, celebrity, advertising, gender and globalization, Andy Ruddock offers a fascinating introduction to how media define the identities and social imaginations of young people. The result is a systematic guide to how the notion of media influence 'works' when daily life compels young people to act out their relationships through media content and technologies.

Complete with helpful chapter guides, summaries and lively case studies drawn from a truly global context, Youth and Media is an engaging and accessible introduction to how the media shape our lives. This book is ideal for students of media studies, communication studies and sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848600911
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Andy Ruddock teaches Communications and Media Studies at Monash University, Australia. He is author of Understanding Audiences, Investigating Audiences, Youth and Media and the forthcoming Exploring Media Research, all with SAGE. He has published 40 book chapters and journal articles on topics such as media sport, violence, gaming, pornography, political celebrity, reality television, and media education.

Table of Contents

Why Youth Media?
Understanding Media Content: Social and Cultural Approaches to Media Effects
Understanding the Influence of Media Technologies: Youth, Dissent, Social Media and Social History
Understanding Global Media Industries: China, Reality Television and Media Governance
Understanding Media Users: Girls. Mobile Phones and Identities
Understanding Media Violence: School Shootings, Media Stories and the Framing of Social Reality
Understanding Advertising and Marketing: Students and Alcohol
Understanding Political Communication: Barack Obama Media Convergence and Mediated Intimacy
Understanding Celebrity: Bam Margera and the Role of Sport in Media Convergence
Understanding Critical Media Studies: Child Soldiers, Media Business and Media Education
Epilogue: Doing Youth and Media

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