In this book, we have explored some of the many connections and relationships between four key areas of concern: childhood, media, migration and globalisation. Self-evidently, we have provided only a partial view. Our arguments emerge from empirical research projects that have been conducted in quite particular circumstances, and from debates that have taken on a specific form in our particular national and historical context. Although we have tried to draw on examples from other settings, our research primarily reflects our location in the United Kingdom and in Europe — in relatively wealthy, industrialised nations. Childhood, media, migration and globalisation are obviously seen and experienced differently in different political, economic and cultural settings. We hope that our account will at least play a part alongside other, equally located studies in contributing to the broader global debate about these issues. In this brief conclusion, we would like to summarise the key points of our argument and offer some indication of the implications of our work for those who work directly with children and young people, for policy-makers and for other researchers.
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