When societies worry about media effects, why do they focus so much on young people? Is advertising to blame for binge drinking? Do films and video games inspire school shootings? Tackling these kinds of questions, <b>Youth and Media</b> explains why young people are central to understanding critical issues in media studies and media education.
- Chapter 1: Why Youth Media?
- Chapter 2: Understanding Media Content Social and Cultural Approaches to Media Effects
- Chapter 3: Understanding the Influence of Media Technologies Youth, Dissent, Social Media and Social History
- Chapter 4: Understanding Global Media Industries China, Reality Television and Media Governance
- Chapter 5: Understanding Media Users Girls, Mobile Phones and Identities
- Chapter 6: Understanding Media Violence School Shootings, Media Stories and the Framing of Social Reality
- Chapter 7: Understanding Advertising and Marketing Students and Alcohol
- Chapter 8: Understanding Political Communication Barack Obama, Media Convergence and Mediated Intimacy
- Chapter 9: Understanding Celebrity Bam Margera and the Role of Sport in Media Convergence
- Chapter 10: Understanding Critical Media Studies Child Soldiers, Media Business and Media Education
- Epilogue: Doing Youth and Media