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.

Constrained Appropriations: Practices of Media Consumption and Imagination Amongst Brazilian Teens

Constrained appropriations: Practices of media consumption and imagination amongst brazilian teens
NorbertWildermuth

Introduction

This chapter develops a conceptually based analysis of the transformations in young people's media culture in Brazil. Recognizing the profound rootedness of media consumption and reception in everyday life, the chapter examines ways in which the media operate in young people's identity constructions in a rapidly changing society where adult norms and life trajectories lose legitimacy for the young. The aim of this chapter is to contribute to a contextualized understanding of the relationship between media texts and young people, as exemplified by a few individuals situated within the context of their urban lower-class life worlds, as active but also constrained media users. Thus, ...

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