App Generation How TodayS Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World

ISBN-10: 0300196210
ISBN-13: 9780300196214
Edition: 2014
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 10/22/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

No one has failed to notice that the current generation of youth is deeply—some would say totally—involved with digital media. Professors Howard Gardner and Katie Davis name today’s young people The App Generation, and in this spellbinding book they explore what it means to be “app-dependent” versus “app-enabled” and how life for this generation differs from life before the digital era. Gardner and Davis are concerned with three vital areas of adolescent life: identity, intimacy, and imagination. Through innovative research, including interviews of young people, focus groups of those who work with them, and a unique comparison of youthful artistic productions before and after the digital revolution, the authors uncover the drawbacks of apps: they may foreclose a sense of identity, encourage superficial relations with others, and stunt creative imagination. On the other hand, the benefits of apps are equally striking: they can promote a strong sense of identity, allow deep relationships, and stimulate creativity. The challenge is to venture beyond the ways that apps are designed to be used, Gardner and Davis conclude, and they suggest how the power of apps can be a springboard to greater creativity and higher aspirations.

Preface
Introduction
Talk about Technology
Unpacking the Generations: From Biology to Culture to Technology
Personal Identity in the Age of the App
Apps and Intimate Relationships
Acts (and Apps) of Imagination among Today's Youth
Conclusion: Beyond the App Generation
Methodological Appendix
Notes
Index

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