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International Perspectives on Youth Media

Cultures of Production and Education


JoEllen Fisherkeller

This book documents and analyzes transnational research on youth media production and distribution projects both in and out of school. With comprehensive theoretical analyses, notes, and bibliographies, each chapter includes a case study, illuminating the variety and diversity of youth media projects around the world. Contributors span multiple disciplines and regions, and their perspectives provide a rich and comparative resource for readers.
The information gathered here is a valuable tool in assessing the potential of youth media programs; the book intends to make positive contributions to youth media practices, scholarship, policy, and advocacy, and ultimately, to help young people around the world think, feel, and act like powerful and expressive participants in their local and global multi-mediated realities.
An accompanying website provides a comprehensive and up-to-date list of programs, projects, research reports, and publications relating to youth media – an important resource for scholars and students in the field.
Contents: JoEllen Fisherkeller: Introduction. International Perspectives on Youth Media: Cultures of Production and Education – Kathleen Tyner: Mapping the Field of Youth Media Organizations in the United States – Sanjay Asthana: Youth Media Imaginaries in the Arab World: A Narrative and Discourse Analysis – Karina Kosicki Bellotti: Media and Christian Youth Groups in Brazil – Sun Sun Lim/Elmie Nekmat/Shobha Vadrevu: Singapore’s Experience in Fostering Youth Media Production: The Implications of State-Led School and Public Education Initiatives – Richard Chalfen/Michael Rich: Studying Research Capabilities of Youth Media: Analyzing Children’s Audiovisual Expressions about Health – Michael Dezuanni: Youth Media Production and Technology Skills Acquisition: Opportunities for Agency – David Levin: «Because It’s Not Really Me»: Students’ Films and Their Potential as Alternative Media – Ivana Espinet/ Katina Paron/Lisa Denerstein/Sanda Htyte: Changing Hats: From Practitioners to Practitioner-Researchers – Damiana Gibbons/Téa Drift/Deanna Drift: Whose Story Is It? Being Native and American: Crossing Borders, Hyphenated Selves – Wendy Luttrell/Jennifer Dorsey/Carla Shalaby/Julia Hayden: Transnational Childhoods and Youth Media: Seeing with and Learning from One Immigrant Child’s Visual Narrative – Fredrik Lindstrand/Lisbeth Frølunde/Øystein Gilje/Lisa Öhman-Gullberg: Interests in Motion: The Film Medium Through the Eyes and Lenses of Young Scandinavian Filmmakers – Karen Orr Vered: Center or Margin? The Place of Media Play in Children’s Leisure: Case Studies from Sweden and Australia – Elisabeth Soep: All the World’s an Album: Youth Media as Strategic Embedding – Amy Stornaiuolo/Glynda A. Hull/Urvashi Sahni: Cosmopolitan Imaginings of Self and Other: Youth and Social Networking in a Global World – Peter Lemish: Facilitating the Social Reality Challenge with Youth Filmmakers – Stuart R. Poyntz/Michael Hoechsmann: Not Just Philosophizing: Producing Effective Youth Media and Communication Projects – Antonio López: Practicing Sustainable Youth Media – Steven Goodman: «Mad Hard Fun»: Building a Microculture of Youth Media in New York City Transfer Schools – Lisa Tripp: Youth Media in School: Insights from a Professional Development Initiative in Media Arts and Media Literacy – David Buckingham: Afterword. Youth Media Production in the Digital Age: Some Reflections - and a Few Provocations.