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Youth Mediations and Affective Relations

  • Susan Driver
  • Natalie Coulter
  • Explores intersections between critical youth studies, affect theory and media studies

  • Covers youth interactions with a broad range of media platforms

  • Provides illuminating insights into how today's youth think and feel in subtle and unexpected ways

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Whitney Monaghan
    Pages 119-135

About this book

Introduction

Youth Mediations and Affective Relations explores dynamic and expansive possibilities of young people’s affective lives as they engage with diverse social media in prolific and specific ways. It addresses the situated embodied and emotional experiences of young people as they actively use media in order to forge communities, play imaginatively, protest injustice, experiment with their identities, make media or explore friendships. Furthermore, it explores the relational and contextual dimensions of their everyday interactions. Against static knowledge and moral panics that abstract youth from the complex and changing worlds in which they grapple with digital media, this book hones in on the layered textures of youth experiences to consider how today’s youth think and feel in subtle and unexpected ways. 

Keywords

Youth media Moblie apps Affective relations Affect Network Teenagers Tweens Vlogging

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan Driver
    • 1
  • Natalie Coulter
    • 2
  1. 1.York UniversityTorontoCanada
  2. 2.York UniversityTorontoCanada

About the editors

Susan Driver is an Associate Professor in Communication Studies at York University, Canada. Her previous books include Queer Girls and Popular Culture (Peter Lang, 2007) and Queer Youth Cultures (SUNY Press, 2008).

Natalie Coulter is an Assistant Professor in Communication Studies at York University, Canada. She co-edited Locating the Tween Girl, a special issue of Girlhood Studies in 2018, and she is the author of Tweening the Girl (Peter Lang, 2014). 

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