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Growing up in an increasingly media-saturated, commercial, and globalized world, children and young people in contemporary society encounter and must creatively adapt to a range of cultural phenomena. Offering a critical introduction to childhood in the digital age, Children and Young People’s Cultural Worlds challenges common concepts and concerns about childhood innocence held by many adults. It examines the diversity of childhood experiences and relationships—the distinctiveness of children’s worlds—and explores topics such as the consequences of age and the experience of living in different cultural contexts.
Utilizing contributions from scholars in a variety of different fields, it is interdisciplinary and international in scope. Including resources for teachers and students such as learning outcomes, activities, and additional readings and commentary, this well-written and beautifully presented book will be a valuable resource to anyone interested in new perspectives on childhood in the digital age.
"Children’s and Young People’s Cultural Worlds is a gem. It is timely and highly engaging with broad coverage including the role of new electronic media in the lives of children in youth across a number of contexts. The contributors are among the best researchers in childhood studies and their chapters are beautifully written and full of important insights. This is an excellent book for classroom use at the undergraduate and graduate level and one that every serious scholar of childhood studies will turn to time and time again for its rich substantive and theoretical knowledge."
David Buckingham, Loughborough University
"Bragg and Kehily¹s collection is a definitive, comprehensive text, written by a group of leading scholars: it will be of value to anyone seeking an authoritative, up-to-the-minute introduction to the field."
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