Social Inequality, Childhood and the Media: A Longitudinal Study of the Mediatization of Socialisation | Ingrid Paus-HasebrinkJasmin KultererPhilip Sinner | SpringerLink

“This open access book presents a qualitative longitudinal panel-study on child and adolescent socialisation in socially disadvantaged families. The study traces how children and their parents make sense of media within the context of their everyday life over twelve years (from 2005 to 2017) and provides a unique perspective on the role of different socialisation contexts, drawing on rich data from a broad range of qualitative methods. Using a theoretical framework and methodological approach that can be applied transnationally, it sheds light on the complex interplay of factors which shape children’s socialisation and media usage in multiple ways.” Continue reading

Public Sphere Participation Online: the Ambiguities of Affect | Peter Dahlgren | Cairn.info

Public Sphere Participation Online: the Ambiguities of Affect, Cairn.info, de Peter Dahlgren. professor Emérito da Universidade de Lund.

Debates about the internet’s contributions to the public sphere and democracy took off almost as soon as going online was becoming a mass phenomenon in the mid-1990s. Today, more than two decades later, we are certainly not close to any consensus, but most would agree that the initial celebratory crescendos have dissipated. Skeptics such as Mozorov (2011) can find plenty of evidence for not putting much hope in the internet’s potential for saving or even enhancing democracy. Continue reading