Media Fascinations

Perspectives on Young People's Meaning Making

The media have always fascinated children and young people. The starting point for this book is to situate media research on children and young people in contemporary discourses on childhood and growing up in modern society.The authors present recent Scandinavian qualitative studies, sometimes case studies, on how children use, interpret and negotiate the meaning of popular television programs, computer games and Internet. Media Fascinations provides insights into such diverse issues as media literacy, the gendered nature of the media, the role of children’s socio-cultural background as well as how programming content influences meaning making. It also brings up issues concerning commercial versus public service programming for children as well as specific content features such as children’s interpretations of irony and parody. Throughout the book, as a subtext, the authors show their awareness of the methodological issues involved in studying children’s media use.

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Preface

Ingegerd Rydin
Jesper Olesen
Karin Hake
Elise Seip Tønnessen

Introduction

Ingegerd Rydin

Why Do We Study Children’s Media Use the Way We Do? Discussions on Methodological Reflexivity

Jesper Olesen

Five-Year-Olds’ Fascination for Television. A Comparative Study

Karin Hake

Meaning-Making in a Changing Media Culture

Elise Seip Tønnessen

Children’s Television Reception. Perspectives on Media Literacy, Identification and Gender

Ingegerd Rydin

Entering an Interpretative Community

Elise Seip Tønnessen

From Beverly Hills 90210 to Ally McBeal: Irony Everywhere. American Series and Their Audiences in Denmark in the 1990s – and after 2000

Karen Klitgaard Povlsen

Good Friends, Merry Fighters

Barbro Johansson

Making Sense of Screen-based Media. The Uses and Readings of Television, Computer Games, and Internet among Swedish Young People

Ulrika Sjöberg

About the Authors

Utgivare: 
Nordicom
Publicerad: 
2003-05
Sidantal: 
167
ISBN: 
91-89471-20-2
ISSN: 
1650-5131
Språk: 
Engelska
Format: 
Tryckt, PDF
Serie: 
Nordicom bokserie
200,00 kr
20,00 EUR