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ERIC Number: EJ1140314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Rethinking Young Children's Digital Game Play outside of the Home as a Means of Coping with Modern Life
Huh, Youn Jung
Early Child Development and Care, v187 n5-6 p1042-1054 2017
This study explores young children's digital game play outside of the home as a means of surviving and thriving in modern spaces that limit young children's participation by looking at four digital game-playing three-year-old children. In this ethnographic study, critical theory is used to examine how modern public spaces (e.g., a grocery market, a beauty salon, a kid's club in a gym) function to control young children's participation. This study sheds light on the way we view young children's digital game-playing spaces and argues that young children's digital game play in public spaces serves as a useful tactic for them to negotiate with public regulations, constraints, and their daily schedules.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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