Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out Kids Living and Learning with New Media

ISBN-10: 0262518546
ISBN-13: 9780262518543
Edition: 2013
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Description: Conventional wisdom about young people's use of digital technology often equatesgenerational identity with technology identity: today's teens seem constantly plugged in to videogames, social networking sites, and text messaging. Yet there is little  More...

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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Conventional wisdom about young people's use of digital technology often equatesgenerational identity with technology identity: today's teens seem constantly plugged in to videogames, social networking sites, and text messaging. Yet there is little actual research thatinvestigates the intricate dynamics of youths' social and recreational use of digital media.Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out fills this gap, reporting on anambitious three-year ethnographic investigation into how young people are living and learning withnew media in varied settings -- at home, in after-school programs, and in online spaces. Integratingtwenty-three case studies -- which include Harry Potter podcasting, video-game playing, musicsharing, and online romantic breakups -- in a unique collaborative authorship style, Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out is distinctive for its combination ofin-depth description of specific group dynamics with conceptual analysis.

Daisuke Okabe is Lecturer at the Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Japan.Mizuko Ito is a cultural anthropologist who studies new media use, particularly among young people, in Japan and the United States, and a Professor in Residence at the University of California Humanities Research Institute.

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