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Young People and New Media

Sonia Livingstone
Sage Publications (July 2002)

What impact are the new media having on childhood and youth? Are these technologies changing the nature of young people's leisure and sociability? Has the participation of children in private and public life changed?

We can no longer imagine our daily lives without media and communication technologies. Nor would we want to. At the start of the twenty-first century, the home is being transformed into the site of a multi-media culture. There is much discussion of the potential benefits of these new media but - where there is hope there is also anxiety.

Combining a comprehensive literature review with original empirical research on young people's use of old and new media, this book provides a fresh and in-depth discussion of the increasingly complex relation between the media and childhood, the family and the home.


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