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 17: Children, Media and Regional Modernity in the Asia Pacific
Children, Media and Regional Modernity in the Asia Pacific
In Asia today, state projects of modernity are engaged in the production of national subjects, whereas alternative modernities associated with flexible accumulation celebrate self-propelling subjects (Ong, 1997: 173).
This chapter suggests a potential framework for research in children's media and media use in the Asia-Pacific region. It does so by emphasizing the need to recognize regional particularities of children's media lives. In this scenario, an exploration of modernity, and anti-modernities, is proffered in order to signal the problems inherent in accurately capturing the historical contexts in which media use occurs. The term in which this chapter is couched is the idea of regional modernity, characterized by regional ...