Book release

Open TV : innovation beyond Hollywood and the rise of Web television - Jean Christian Aymar - 2018 - NYU Press

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Before HBO’s hit show Insecure, Issa Rae’s comedy about being a nerdy black woman debuted as a YouTube web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, her response to the absence of diverse black characters on the small screen. Broad City, a feminist sitcom now on Comedy Central, originated as a web series on YouTube, developed directly out of funny women Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson’s real-life friendship. These unconventional stories took advantage of the freedom afforded outside the traditional television system: online.  

Young Children Playing and Learning in a Digital Age - Christine Stephen, Susan Edwards - 2017 - Routledge

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Young Children Playing and Learning in a Digital Age explores the emergence of the digital age and young children’s experiences with digital technologies at home and in educational environments.

Worried about the wrong things. Youth, risk and opportunity in the digital world - Jacqueline Ryan Vickery - 2017 - MIT Press

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Why media panics about online dangers overlook another urgent concern: creating equitable online opportunities for marginalized youth.

Protecting children online? Cyberbullying policies of social media companies - Tijana Milosevic - 2018 - MIT Press

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A critical examination of efforts by social media companies―including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram―to rein in cyberbullying by young users.

Framing Internet Safety. The Governance of Youth Online - Nathan W. Fisk - 2016 - MIT Press

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Author: Nathan W. Fisk

An examination of youth Internet safety as a technology of governance, seen in panics over online pornography, predators, bullying, and reputation management.

In this nuanced and thoughtful book, Nathan Fisk carefully sifts through the headlines, 'expert' commentary, and evidence to explore how Internet safety has become a key site of struggle over the power to determine children's opportunities and to control their agency.

Celebrity fans and their consumer behaviour: autoethnographic insights into the life of a fan - Markus Wohlfeil - 2018 - Routledge

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Ever since the dawn of the Hollywood star system in the early 1920s, consumers have been fascinated by film stars and other celebrities and their seemingly glamorous private lives. The public demand for celebrities has become so pervasive that it is arguably an essential element of our everyday culture and market economy, and the focus of increasing study.

Young children and their communities: understanding collective social responsibility - Gillian Sykes, Eleonora Teszenyi - 2018 - Routledge

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Authors: Gillian Sykes, Eleonora Teszenyi

 

By approaching the concept of community through the lens of early childhood, this valuable book acknowledges the role that diverse and multiple communities play in supporting a child’s early development, and explores how their value can be harnessed in our ever-evolving and fast-changing world.

Childhood and tween girl culture: family, media and locality - Fiona MacDonald - 2017 - Palgrave Macmillan

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Youth culture and social change. Making a difference by making a noise - 2017 - Palgrave Macmillan

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Authors: Gildart, K., Gough-Yates, A., Lincoln, S., Osgerby, B., Robinson, L., Street, J., Webb, P., Worley, M. (Eds.)

 

Representations of childhood in American modernism - Michelle H. Philips - 2016 - Palgrave Macmillan

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Author : Michelle H. Phillips

 

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