Written by specialists of cultural and creative industries of childhood and youth, this book offers new international and pluridisciplinary insights into the world of media and cultural goods in children’s and young people’s lives. The chapters investigate a large range of cultural industries (comic books, productions on YouTube, cartoons, TV series, digital services, etc.) and analyze the transmedia circulation of children’s culture. Far from univocal disciplinary discourses, the authors conducted in-depth empirical studies to examine the complexity of the cultural and creative prosumption practices of children and adolescents and to question the role of adults as well as the corporate social responsibility of media companies towards young audiences. Critical approaches to the equivocal links between cultural industries and youth audiences raise   ethical   issues   in   marketing   and management realms, pointing to the diverse social and ideological roots of the child consumer and prosumer in cultural and creative industries.

This book includes original contributions by Gilles Brougère, Florence Chérigny, Natalie Coulter, Sébastien François, Pascale Garnier, Quentin Gervasoni, Alison Halsall, Yelyzaveta Hrechaniuk, Mary Grace Lao, Stine Liv Johansen, Stephen Kline, Eve Lamendour, Valérie-Inés de La Ville, Ester Martinez Pastor, and Patricia Nuñez Gomez.

Valérie-Inés de La Ville is Professor at Poitiers University and director of the European Center for Children’s Products (CEPE) in Angoulême (France).

Gilles Brougère and Pascale Garnier are Professors at Sorbonne Paris North University.

Valérie-Inés DE LA VILLE, Gilles BROUGÈRE, Pascale GARNIER (Eds.) (2021), Cultural and Creative Industries of Childhood and Youth, literature: An interdisciplinary exploration of new frontiers. Peter Lang 298p.