Youth, Media and Culture in the Asia Pacific Region

Youth, Media and Culture in the Asia Pacific Region

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Youth, Media and Culture in the Asia Pacific Region presents an analysis of youth media activities in a diverse, but geographically connected Asia Pacific region. The region, which is spatially connected by its colonial and imperial past, is becoming a significant player in the globalized world. In this context, youth situated in these economically, politically and socially structured communities are redefining their locales through their patterns of media use. The discourse of a€˜youtha€™ in this disparate region is manifest in the media through their identity articulations and social activism. The book illustrates that these a€˜youth subculturesa€™ in the Asia Pacific are part of the well marketed global consumerism culture, and yet at other times independent of the commodifying impetus of global capital. It draws on case studies to examine some of the media practices youth in the region are engaged in and elucidates the process of social change taking place in some Asia Pacific nations. 'This book contributes to the important and growing field of youth media studies. The regionalization of media research is necessarily recuperated here, bringing large populations of media users into a frame of reference that allows critical reflection on the new waves of use and sociality in the Asia Pacific region.' Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Professor of International Studies, UTSa row since 2004, broa#39;Town has been given the title of the a€œTV Guide Best on the Box Peoplea#39;s Choice Award for Best Comedy.a€ broa#39;Towna#39;s extensive list of awards and its overseas sales are remarkable considering the previously limited anbsp;...

Title:Youth, Media and Culture in the Asia Pacific Region
Author:Usha M. Rodrigues, Belinda Smaill
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2009-05-05


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