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Studies in Childhood and Youth
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Young People in Digital Society

Control Shift

Authors: Third, A., Collin, P., Walsh, L., Black, R.

  • Draws on qualitative research with young people
  • Adopts a critical youth studies approach
  • Theorizes the digital as a key feature of the everyday 
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • Due: November 20, 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57368-1
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About this book

This book adopts a critical youth studies approach and theorizes the digital as a key feature of the everyday to analyse how ideas about youth and cyber-safety, digital inclusion and citizenship are mobilized. Despite a growing interest in the benefits and opportunities for young people online, both ‘young people’ and ‘the digital’ continue to be constructed primarily as sites of social and cultural anxiety requiring containment and control. Juxtaposing public policy, popular educational and parental framings of young people’s digital practices with the insights from fieldwork conducted with young Australians aged 12–25, the book highlights the generative possibilities of attending to intergenerational tensions. In doing so, the authors show how a shift beyond the paradigm of control opens up towards a deeper understanding of the capacities that are generated in and through digital life for young and old alike. Young People in Digital Society will be of interest to scholars and students in youth studies, cultural studies, sociology, education, and media and communications.

About the authors

Amanda Third is Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, Australia.Philippa Collin is Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, Australia.Lucas Walsh is Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia.Rosalyn Black is Senior Lecturer in Education at Deakin University, Australia.

Reviews

“The importance of this book cannot be exaggerated. Control Shift provides the scholarship we adults need to make the pivot of the 21st century: from dictating to young people to partnering with them to discover together what’s best for them and the planet. Control => shift is literally the imperative of our time: essential, urgent.” (Anne Collier, writer and founder, NetFamilyNews.org & The Net Safety Collaborative)

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Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: November 20, 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57368-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Young People in Digital Society
Book Subtitle
Control Shift
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Childhood and Youth
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57368-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 250
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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