© 2014

Mediated Youth Cultures

The Internet, Belonging and New Cultural Configurations

  • Andy Bennett
  • Brady Robards

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Youth, Cultural Practice and Media Technologies

  3. Online and Offline Identities

  4. Engagement and Creativity

  5. Bodies, Space and Places

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-164
    2. Adele Pavlidis, Simone Fullagar
      Pages 165-181
    3. Ann Werner
      Pages 182-196
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 233-242

About this book


This book brings together thirteen timely essays from across the globe that consider a range of 'mediated youth cultures', covering topics such as the phenomenon of dance imitations on YouTube, the circulation of zines online, the resurgence of roller derby on the social web, drinking cultures, Israeli blogs, Korean pop music, and more.


Identity Internet Research New Media Popular Music Social Media Sociology Youth Youth Culture blog digital Facebook girls identity Internet media technologies online social media Social Web youth

Editors and affiliations

  • Andy Bennett
    • 1
  • Brady Robards
    • 2
  1. 1.Griffith UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.University of TasmaniaAustralia

About the editors

Melissa Avdeeff, independent researcher, Canada Andy Bennett, Griffith University, Australia Liam Berriman, University of Sussex, UK Susan Bird, Victoria University, Australia Katie Davis, University of Washington Information School, USA Kate Douglas, Flinders University, Australia Simone Fullagar, University of Bath, UK Ian Goodwin, Massey University, New Zealand Christine Griffin, University of Bath, UK Sun Jung, National University of Singapore, Singapore Siân Lincoln, Liverpool John Moores University, UK Antonia Lyons, Massey University, New Zealand Tim McCreanor, Massey University, New Zealand Raphaël Nowak, Griffith University, Australia Adele Pavlidis, Griffith University, Australia Brady Robards, University of Tasmania, Australia Carmel L. Vaisman, Tel Aviv University, Israel Anna Poletti, Monash University, Australia Ann Werner, Södertörn University, Sweden

Bibliographic information


'Bringing together an impressive range of scholars and original research from around the world, Mediated Youth Cultures offers an invaluable resource for those studying how young people are integrating digital communications into their cultural lives, from the role of the internet in the development and playing out of young identities, to the significance of online communication as a tool for different forms of cultural consumption, creativity and resistance. Bennett and Robards have assembled a diverse and complementary set of contributions that will surely be essential reading for students of youth and youth cultures, and will help set future research agendas in this crucial and fast-changing area.' - Paul Hodkinson, Reader in Sociology, University of Surrey, UK