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Title Growing up online : young people and digital technologies / edited by Sandra Weber and Shanly Dixon
Edition Revised edition
Published Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  025.0408342 Web/Gup 2010  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 276 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents Introduction: Perspectives on young people and technologies / Sandra Weber and Shanly Dixon -- 1. Playspaces, childhood, and videogames / Shanly Dixon and Sandra Weber -- 2. "I'm the one who makes the lego racers go:" studying virtual and actual play / Seth Giddings -- 3. Girls' adoption of new technologies / Sandra Weber, with Julie Weber -- 4. The girls' room: negotiating schoolyard friendships online / Kelly Boudreau -- 5. "I think we must be normal ... there are too many of us for this to be abnormal!!!": girls creating identity and forming community in Pro-Ana/Mia websites / Michele Polak -- 6. Private writing in public space: girls' blogs and shifting boundaries / Brandi Bell -- 7. Consuming fashion and producing meaning through online paper dolls / Rebekah Willett -- 8. Producing gender in digital interactions: what young people set out to achieve through computer game design / Caroline Pelletier -- 9. Contexts, pleasures, and preferences: girls playing computer games / Diane Carr -- 10. Adolescent girls' expression on web home pages: spirited, somber, and self-conscious sites / Susannah R. Stern -- 11. Playing at and with popular teen culture on "girl" websites: the case of Alice / Jacqueline Reid-Walsh -- 12. Girl culture and digital technology in the age of AIDS / Claudia Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid Walsh -- 13. New girl (and new boy) at the internet café: digital divide/digital futures / Claudia Mitchell and Grace Sokoya -- 14. Contested spaces: protecting or inhibiting girls online? / Leslie Regan Shade -- 15. Reviewing young peoples' engagement with technology / Sandra Weber and Shanly Dixon
Summary "Fully revised and updated, this volume examines the diverse ways in which young people, especially girls, across a variety of ethnic, socio-economic, and national backgrounds are incorporating digital technology into their everyday lives. Contributors find new significance in mobile and social media, gaming culture, and trends in youth internet use by reading them alongside notions of gender and identity, technological access, and social and parental controls. Challenging many currently-held notions, the voice of youth culture resonates through the book as one that adapts, adopts, and blends new technologies"--Book cover
Notes Previous ed.: 2007
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Digital communications -- Social aspects.
Internet and children.
Internet and teenagers.
Internet and women.
Author Dixon, Shanly, 1965-
Weber, Sandra.
ISBN 9780230620018