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Tween Girls and their Mediated Friends

Tween Girls and their Mediated Friends

Nancy A. Jennings, Tween Girls and their Mediated Friends, New York, Peter Lang, coll. « Mediated Youth », 2014, 122 p., ISBN : 978-1-4331-2189-0.
Notice publiée le 09 avril 2014

Présentation de l'éditeur

Although parents and teachers are among the numerous socializing agents through which children learn about the world, media, too, has begun to take center stage as a substantial force in children’s lives. Media characters are some of the people being integrated into the social lives of children, yet very little is known about the implications of these relationships on child development in a mediated society.

Through in-depth interviews, this book explores how tween girls relate to media characters past and present, what they value in these relationships, and how these relationships have shaped their own identity and friendships.

The characters themselves are also analyzed from a feminist perspective, revealing the shared values of community, agency, and self-determination of the media characters and the girls who call them friends.

Through examining the characters and the text in which their stories take place, the book sheds light on what is important to tween girls, about the traits they value in others, and the traits they value in themselves.

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Nancy A. Jennings

Nancy A. Jennings (PhD, University of Texas-Austin) is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Cincinnati. She studies the impact of media on the lives of children and their families and public policies and practices involved with children’s media

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Médias - information - communication

Réseaux - sociabilité

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