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ERIC Number: ED465468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 384
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8058-3499-0
Children and Their Changing Media Environment: A European Comparative Study.
Livingstone, Sonia, Ed.; Bovill, Moira, Ed.
Integrating broadcasting, video, computing, games, and the Internet, the domestic television screen is being transformed into the site of a multimedia culture. To address questions about the meaning and uses of such new media, this volume brings together work by researchers in 12 countries--Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland--to present original and comprehensive findings regarding the diffusion and significance of new media and information technologies among children. The research is based on in-depth interviews and a detailed comparative survey of 6- to 16-year-olds across Europe and in Israel. Approximately 11,000 children and adolescents participated in the study about access to, time spent with, uses of, and meanings ascribed to a range of "new" and "old" media. Chapters of this volume are as follows: (1) Childhood in Europe: Contexts for Comparison (Sonia Livingstone, Leen d'Haenens, and Uwe Hasebrink); (2) Doing Comparative Research with Children and Young People (Sonia Livingstone and Dafna Lemish); (3) Old and New Media: Access and Ownership in the Home (Leen d'Haenens); (4) Childrens Use of Different Media: For How Long and Why? (Johannes W. J. Beentjes, Cees M. Koolstra, Nies Marseille, and Tom H.A. van der Voort); (5) Media Use Styles among the Young (Ulla Johnsson-Smaragdi); (6) Media Genres and Content Preferences (Carmelo Garitaonandia, Patxi Juaristi, and Jose A. Oleaga); (7) Media at Home: Domestic Interactions and Regulation (Dominique Pasquier); (8) Bedroom Culture and the Privatization of Media Use (Moira Bovill and Sonia Livingstone); (9) The Role of Media in Peer Group Relations (Annikka Suoninen); (10) "Computers and the Internet in School: Closing the Knowledge Gap? (Daniel Suss); (11) Who Are the New Media Users? (Friedrich Krotz and Uwe Hasebrink); (12) Gendered Media Meanings and Uses (Dafna Lemish, Tamar Liebes, and Vered Seidman); (13) Global Media through Youthful Eyes (Kirsten Drotner); and (14) Children and Their Changing Media Environment (Sonia Livingstone). Appendices list country abbreviations, participating institutions and research teams, and measurement of time spent using various media. (KK)
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers, 10 Industrial Avenue, Mahwah, NJ 07430 (hardback: ISBN-0-8058-3498-2, $89.95; paperback: ISBN-0-8058-3499-0, $39.95). Tel: 800-926-6579 (Toll Free); Fax: 201-760-3735; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel