Global Children, Global Media: Migration, Media and Childhood

Paperback | June 15, 2010

byLiesbeth de Block, David Buckingham

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Children today are growing up in a world of global media. Many have also become global citizens, through their experience of migration and transnational networks. Global Children, Global Media provides a comprehensive critical review of research and debate in the overlapping fields of media, globalization, migration and childhood. It also presents empirical research, using innovative visual methods, in which children's voices are featured prominently and directly. By representing these issues from the perspective of children, the book casts new light on established academic debates about cultural identity, diaspora and transnationalism, and addresses questions about social cohesion, belonging and citizenship that are of considerable concern in contemporary public and political debate. Global Children, Global Media, now available in paperback, will provide insights both for scholars and researchers, and for educators and media practitioners who work directly with children and young people in this field.

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Children today are growing up in a world of global media. Many have also become global citizens, through their experience of migration and transnational networks. Global Children, Global Media provides a comprehensive critical review of research and debate in the overlapping fields of media, globalization, migration and childhood. It a...

LIESBETH DE BLOCK is Lecturer in Media, Culture and Communication at the Institute of Education, London University, UK, and Research Officer in the Centre for the Study of Children Youth and Media. Previously she worked in London schools, supporting refugee children.DAVID BUCKINGHAM is Professor of Education at the Institute of Educat...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.53 × 5.49 × 0.55 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230273440

ISBN - 13:9780230273443

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements * Changing Spaces: Globalization, Media, Identity and Childhood * We are the World? Children and Migration * Between the Global and the Local: Young People Media and Migration * Going Global: Childhood in the Age of Global Media * Finding a Place: Migrant Children Using Media * Making Migrant Identities: Television in Children's Everyday Lives * Speaking for Themselves? Researching Youth Media Production * Picture Me In: Migrant Children as Media Makers * Rapping All Over the World: Music, Media and Intercultural Communication * Conclusion * Bibliography * Index

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"What makes this book stand out from the crowd of other studies on media use is that it explores and analyses the experiences of immigrant children and presents these in a coherent form for the first time. The book's great strength is that it brings new evidence into familiar, and all too often abstract, discussions about culture and identity." - European Journal of Communication