Digital Diversions -Youth Culture In The Age Of Multi-Media
Editor : Julian Sefton-Green
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0-203-21407-2
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-21407-7
No of pages : 185
eBook Price : $35.95
Originally Published : 17 Feb 1998
Recent years have seen a proliferation of speculation about the impact of new digital technologies in virtually all areas of society. The fields of entertainment, leisure, media and communications, work, education and culture are all undergoing radical transformation, and technological change is clearly a vital feature of these transformations. Young people are central to the debate in a number of ways - as privileged users of new cultural and entertainment forms, as uncritical consumers, and as the future citizenry of the new digital age but also as objects of anxiety. This work explores the diverse ways in which young people are active social agents in the production of youth culture in the digital age. It collects an international range of empirical accounts describing the ways in which young people utilize and appropriate new technology. The contributors draw on a range of theoretical perspectives including cultural studies, social anthropology and feminism.