Children and Young People's Cultural Worlds

Second Edition

Edited by Sara Bragg and Mary Jane Kehily

Children and Young People's Cultural Worlds
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Edited by Sara Bragg and Mary Jane Kehily

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

313 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 | © 2013
Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781447305828 Published February 2013 For sale in North and South America only
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.
William A. Corsaro, Indiana University
"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."
Series preface
   Sara Bragg and Mary Jane Kehily
Chapter 1: Childhood, culture and innocence
   Sara Bragg, Mary Jane Kehily and Heather Montgomery
Chapter 2: Play
   Tara Woodyer
Chapter 3: Children's friendships
   Anoop Nayak
Chapter 4: Youth cultures
   Lesley Gallacher and Mary Jane Kehily
Chapter 5: New media and participatory cultures
   James Ash
Chapter 6: Researching children's lives offline and online
   Martyn Hammersley
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