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Livingstone, Sonia M.

Works: 124 works in 447 publications in 3 languages and 15,157 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Reference works  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: HQ784.M3, 302.23
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sonia M Livingstone
Making sense of television : the psychology of audience interpretation by Sonia M Livingstone( Book )

35 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking the soap opera as a case study, this book explores the "parasocial interaction" people engage in with television programs. It looks at the nature of the "active viewer" and the role of the text in social psychology. It also investigates the existing theoretical models offered by social psychology and other discourses. This second edition takes into account recent research work and theoretical developments in fields such as narrative psychology, social representation theory and ethnographic work on audiences, and looks at the developing role of audience research. --Publisher
Young people and new media : childhood and the changing media environment by Sonia M Livingstone( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents an account of children and young people's changing media environment at the end of the twentieth century. With the current proliferation of personal media in the home and particularly in children's bedrooms, analogies between early television and today's new screen-based media are taken as a basis for applying to the personal computer lessons learned from television. A parallel can be drawn in terms of usage and effects on domestic time and space, on social and family relations and on lifestyles, for young people are generally at the cutting edge of these developments
Talk on television : audience participation and public debate by Sonia M Livingstone( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children and the Internet : great expectations, challenging realities by Sonia M Livingstone( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the internet really transforming children and young people's lives? Is the so-called 'digital generation' genuinely benefiting from exciting new opportunities? And, worryingly, facing new risks? This major new book by a leading researcher addresses these pressing questions. It deliberately avoids a techno-celebratory approach and, instead, interprets children's everyday practices of internet use in relation to the complex and changing historical and cultural conditions of childhood in late modernity. Uniquely, Children and the Internet reveals the complex dynamic between online opportunities and online risks, exploring this in relation to much debated issues such as: digital in/exclusion, learning and literacy, peer networking and privacy, civic participation, and risk and harm. Drawing on current theories of identity, development, education and participation, this book includes a refreshingly critical account of the challenging realities undermining the great expectations held out for the internet - from governments, teachers, parents and children themselves
Harm and offence in media content : a review of the evidence by Andrea Millwood Hargrave( Book )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Manx and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Children and teenagers are often the first to adopt new media technologies, and parents and policy makers continue to be concerned about the widespread use of diverse media and its potential effects on young people.Harm and Offence in Media Contentpresents a significant and comprehensive analysis of the benefits and dangers posed by both established and emergent technologies. Newly updated, this balanced, critical account examines all media, including interactive games, social networking and mobile phones. Many examples specifically focus on the United States, noting the ways in which young people are using new technologies and the partnerships this has given rise to between state governments, media regulators and Internet service providers. This informative guide to a controversial field of study will be a useful resource for scholars in media, communication, psychology, sociology and education
Handbook of new media : social shaping and consequences of ICTs by Leah A Lievrouw( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Handbook of New Media' sets out boundaries of new media research and scholarship and provides a definitive statement of the current state of the art
Children and their changing media environment : a European comparative study by Sonia M Livingstone( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents the findings of a cross-national European research project on children and their use of new media and technologies. It is intended for scholars in media studies, children and media, and developmental psychology
International handbook of children, media and culture( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essential volume brings together the work of internationally-renowned researchers, each experts in their field, in order to capture the diversity of children and young people's media cultures around the world. Why are the media such a crucial part of children's daily lives? Are they becoming more important, more influential, and in what ways? Or does a historical perspective reveal how past media have long framed children's cultural horizons or, perhaps, how families - however constituted - have long shaped the ways children relate to media?In addressing such questions, the contributors present detailed empirical cases to uncover how children weave together diverse forms and technologies to create a rich symbolic tapestry which, in turn, shapes their social relationships. At the same time, many concerns - even public panics - arise regarding children's engagement with media, leading the contributors also to inquire into the risky or problematic aspects of today's highly mediated world. Deliberately selected to represent as many parts of the globe as possible, and with a commitment to recognizing both the similarities and differences in children and young people's lives - from China to Denmark, from Canada to India, and from Japan to Iceland, the authors offer a rich contextualization of children's engagement with their particular media and communication environment, while also pursuing cross-cutting themes in terms of comparative and global trends. Each chapter provides a clear orientation for new readers to the main debates and core issues addressed, combined with a depth of analysis and argumentation to stimulate the thinking of advanced students and established scholars. Since children and young people are a focus of study across different disciplines, the volume is thoroughly multi-disciplinary. Yet since children and young people are all too easily neglected by these same disciplines, this volume hopes to accord their interests and concerns
Media consumption and public engagement : beyond the presumption of attention by Nick Couldry( Book )

34 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary democracies are based on the belief that media can deliver the attention of the voting populations. But in an age of multiplying media, political disillusionment, and time-scarcity, is this plausible? This book addresses this question, drawing on the voices of people from the UK, as well as survey data and research in the USA
Kids online : opportunities and risks for children by Sonia M Livingstone( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As children spend more time online there are increasing questions about its social implications and consequences. The risks they face and the proposed solutions are all subject to continual change. This book which reports on the findings of the EU Kids Online project with a pan-European focus is a vital resource in today's rapidly changing internet environment
Mass consumption and personal identity : everyday economic experience by Peter K Lunt( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audiences and publics : when cultural engagement matters for the public sphere by Sonia M Livingstone( Book )

16 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In today's thoroughly mass-mediated world, audiences and publics are, of course, composed of the same people. Yet social science traditionally treats them quite differently. Indeed, it is commonplace to define audiences in opposition to the public: in both popular and elite discourses, audiences are denigrated as trivial, passive, individualised, while publics are valued as active, critically engaged and politically significant
Media regulation : governance and the interests of citizens and consumers by Peter K Lunt( Book )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, two of the world's foremost media studies academics explore media regulation and its impact on government, commerce and civil society
Children, risk and safety on the internet : research and policy challenges in comparative perspective by Sonia M Livingstone( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Internet use is extending to younger children, there is an increasing need for research on the risks and opportunites they experience, and how they should cope. This title examines the prospect of enhanced opportunities for learning, creativity and communication set against the fear of pornography, invaded privacy and cyberbullying
Meanings of audiences : comparative discourses by Richard Butsch( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In today's thoroughly mediated societies people spend many hours in the role of audiences, and powerful organizations, including governments, corporations and schools, reach people via the media. Consequently, how people think about, and organizations treat, audiences has considerable significance. This ground-breaking collection offers original, empirical studies of discourses about audiences as it brings together a genuinely international range of work. With essays on audiences in Ancient Greece, Post-Soviet Russia, post-colonial Zimbabwe, contemporary Egypt, China and Taiwan, each chapter examines the ways in which audiences are embedded in discourses of power, representation and regulation in different yet overlapping ways according to specific socio-historical contexts. Suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, this book is a valuable and original contribution to media and communication studies that will be particularly useful to those studying audience and international media"--
New media( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the past 20 years, 'new media' has emerged as one of the most dynamic research fronts in media and communication, addressing the diversity and proliferation of new information and communication technologies and their social contexts. This growing field is both international and transdisciplinary. The editors have mined a rich collection of published material covering the historical, economic, social and behavioral issues at stake to trace the development and implications of new media. Volume I: Visions, Histories, Mediation The first volume offers an historical overview, as well as the 'visions' of a society influenced by new media put forward by such influential scholars as McLuhan, Innis, and Debord. Volume II: Technology: Artifacts, Systems, Design The second volume introduces new media as comprised of artefacts (technologies, hardware, systems themselves) and how they are designed and made. Volume III: Practices: Interaction, Identity, Organizing, Culture The third volume focuses on practices of communication, or what people do to communicate. This volume covers human interaction, organizing, identity, and cultural practices. Volume IV: Social Institutions, Structures, Arrangements The fourth volume covers the social 'arrangements' behind new media."--Publisher's website
The class : living and learning in the digital age by Sonia M Livingstone( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do today's youth have more opportunities than their parents? As they build their own social and digital networks, does that offer new routes to learning and friendship? How do they navigate the meaning of education in a digitally connected but fiercely competitive, highly individualized world? Based upon fieldwork at an ordinary London school, The Class examines young people's experiences of growing up and learning in a digital world. In this original and engaging study, Livingstone and Sefton-Green explore youth values, teenagers' perspectives on their futures, and their tactics for facing the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. The authors follow the students as they move across their different social worlds-in school, at home, and with their friends, engaging in a range of activities from video games to drama clubs and music lessons. By portraying the texture of the students' everyday lives, The Class seeks to understand how the structures of social class and cultural capital shape the development of personal interests, relationships and autonomy. Providing insights into how young people's social, digital, and learning networks enable or disempower them, Livingstone and Sefton-Green reveal that the experience of disconnections and blocked pathways is often more common than that of connections and new opportunities
Digital technologies in the lives of young people by Chris Davies( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the presence and effects of new technologies in the lives of young people. The rapid pace of change in the development and use of digital technologies, and the likely impact this has on youth, means that the topic has wide implications for educational institutions, theory and practice. There is a demand for a concentration on the ways in which new devices such as smart phones and tablets, as well as new platforms and recent notions such as the 'flipped classroom', are affecting the way education is being provided. However, there is also still a small minority who do not have full access to the internet, and the disadvantages suffered by this group must also be addressed. The internet offers a vast range of opportunities for young people, and yet for various reasons it is not always available. This can partly be attributed to the controls that schools impose on the use of digital technology, for reasons of safety and security, and can in part be explained by the fact that policy makers have contradictory attitudes to technology. While they may argue for the need to have a well-educated and well-trained workforce, they fear the threats to privacy and safety posed by the internet. This book asserts that society needs to have more open debate about the threats and opportunities of digital technology as it is a dynamic and ever-changing topic for us all." -- Publisher's description
Young people, new media / report of the research project: Children, Young People and the Changing Media Environment by Sonia M Livingstone( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xin mei jie ke ji shou ce by Leah A Lievrouw( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Livingstone, Sonia

Livingstone, Sonia 1960-

Livingstone, Sonia M.

Livingstone, Sonia M. 1960-...

Sonia Livingstone British Social psychologist

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Chinese (3)

Manx (1)

Young people and new media : childhood and the changing media environmentTalk on television : audience participation and public debateChildren and the Internet : great expectations, challenging realitiesHarm and offence in media content : a review of the evidenceHandbook of new media : social shaping and consequences of ICTsChildren and their changing media environment : a European comparative studyInternational handbook of children, media and cultureMedia consumption and public engagement : beyond the presumption of attention