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Children of media – worldbuilders for justice

Hartley, John (2021) Children of media – worldbuilders for justice. Parenting for a Digital Future (17 Mar 2021). Blog Entry.

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Children are turning to social media platforms, like Instagram, TikTok or Twitter, to voice their political views and express their activism. What does this tell us about children’s media use and justice? For, John Hartley discusses his recent paper in the LSE’s Working Papers series. He applies to ‘children of media’ a general model of culture’s function, using a systems and evolutionary perspective (developed here, here, and here) to argue that ‘class consciousness’ is being formed around ‘the means of mediation’ and children use a range of social-media affordances to challenge existing political and intellectual order.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 06 May 2021 09:06
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:10

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