Deliberately selected to represent as many parts of the globe as possible, and with a commitment to recognizing both the similarities and differences in children and young people's lives - from China to Denmark, from Canada to India, from Japan to Iceland, from - the authors offer a rich contextualization of children's engagement with their particular media and communication environment, while also pursuing cross-cutting themes in terms of comparative and global trends.
Chapter 13: Children and Media: A Cultural Studies Approach
Children and Media: A Cultural Studies Approach
What is Cultural Studies?
Attempting to define Cultural Studies is a task that is fraught with difficulties (see Storey (1996)). It invokes claims and counterclaims for disciplinary territory of the kind that often preoccupy academics, yet which must appear to the wider world rather like debates about the precise number of angels that can dance on the head of a pin. In this chapter, I provide a personal perspective on the contribution of Cultural Studies to analysing children's relationships with media. I outline a simple theoretical model, review a range of relevant research, and then describe a particular research project of my own that sought to apply this model in practice. I make ...