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.

Let the World in! Globalization in Greenland

Let the world in! Globalization in greenland
JetteRygaard

Introduction

When a female student graduates from Ilisimatusarfik (the University of Greenland), she receives her diploma in her richly coloured traditional costume and receives a beautiful bouquet of flowers, in a country which, for the greater part, is covered by inland ice and the remainder is above the timberline. Her parents snap her photograph with their digital Nikon. And barely has the ceremony ended before she is sending SMSs with her Sony Ericsson cell phone to friends to make reservations for the night's party at the Thai restaurant where the New Zealand white wine goes well with the Greenlandic sushi. Later, at the discotheque Manhattan, she dances in her Replay designer jeans, a ...

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