Introduction: Why mobility matters: Young people and media competency in the Asia Pacific

Donald, S 2010, 'Introduction: Why mobility matters: Young people and media competency in the Asia Pacific' in Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson, Damien Spry (ed.) Youth, Society and Mobile Media in Asia, Routledge, London, United Kingdom, pp. 1-18.


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Title Introduction: Why mobility matters: Young people and media competency in the Asia Pacific
Author(s) Donald, S
Year 2010
Title of book Youth, Society and Mobile Media in Asia
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Editor(s) Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson, Damien Spry
Start page 1
End page 18
Subjects Asian Cultural Studies
Consumption and Everyday Life
Summary This book examines the influence of mobile media technology on the lives of young people in East and North Asia, South East Asia and Australia. It discusses the impact information communication technologies have today on social identity, well-being, participation and exclusion. It explores current media practices and their innovative, transformative and disruptive uses at the local, the regional, the national, and the global level. In particular, it analyses mobile media not as a discrete object, but rather as part of a dynamic communication and information environment in which human-object relations are constantly reconfigured. It covers key theoretical and conceptual themes in youth mobile media research focusing on social, cultural and political aspects, including coverage of key themes such as regulation and technology, practices, pedagogies, aesthetics, social change, and representations of mobile youth. The book includes new accounts of recent research into the uses of mobile media by young people, and how these are situated in a broader socio-political context. Case studies include mobile panics in Australia (the notorious Kings of Wirrabee sexual assault case) and Japan (the scandals of high school girls as teenage prostitutes) in which mobile media use has had significant impact. This book offers an up-to-date examination of the influence of information communication technologies on young people's lives in the region.
Copyright notice © 2010 Routledge
Keyword(s) Asian Culture & Society
Media & Communications
Popular Culture
ISBN 9780415547956
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