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Young People in Digital Society

Control Shift

  • Amanda Third
  • Philippa Collin
  • Lucas Walsh
  • Rosalyn Black
Book

Part of the Studies in Childhood and Youth book series (SCY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Amanda Third, Philippa Collin, Lucas Walsh, Rosalyn Black
    Pages 1-42
  3. Amanda Third, Philippa Collin, Lucas Walsh, Rosalyn Black
    Pages 43-82
  4. Amanda Third, Philippa Collin, Lucas Walsh, Rosalyn Black
    Pages 83-128
  5. Amanda Third, Philippa Collin, Lucas Walsh, Rosalyn Black
    Pages 129-174
  6. Amanda Third, Philippa Collin, Lucas Walsh, Rosalyn Black
    Pages 175-219
  7. Amanda Third, Philippa Collin, Lucas Walsh, Rosalyn Black
    Pages 221-235
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 237-250

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

digital practices youth studies public policy education sociology internet culture cyber safety citizenship

Authors and affiliations

  • Amanda Third
    • 1
  • Philippa Collin
    • 2
  • Lucas Walsh
    • 3
  • Rosalyn Black
    • 4
  1. 1.Western Sydney UniversitySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.University of Western SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.Deakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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