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


In this book, we have argued that an adult-centred logic of control powerfully shapes how young people’s digital practices are conceived and acted upon in contemporary English-speaking cultures. We call this the control paradigm.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Western Sydney UniversitySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.University of Western SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.Deakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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