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.

Games and the Media: The Acquisition of Social Structure and Social Rules

Games and the Media: The Acquisition of Social Structure and Social Rules

Games and the media: The acquisition of social structure and social rules

Socialization Processes and Youth Culture

Socialization is a complex process of adaptation of the individual (child) to rules and norms of the surrounding society. It involves the control of instincts and affection (Elias, 1939), the subordination of behaviour to norms of embracing groups, the acquisition of social knowledge, of symbolic structures (language being the most important one), and skills and competences (like communication). Socialization takes place in various social spaces (family, school, peer groups and increasingly through media), through various channels (oral communications, written texts, personal experiences, and more and more through different cultural products and processes accessed through new information and communication ...

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