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Growing up online : young people and digital technologies

Author: Sandra Weber; Shanly Dixon
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this cutting-edge anthology, contributors examine the diverse ways in which girls and young women across a variety of ethnic, socio-economic, and national backgrounds are incorporating and making sense of digital technology in their everyday lives.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Weber; Shanly Dixon
ISBN: 9781403978141 140397814X
OCLC Number: 123798608
Description: xvi, 272 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Playspaces, childhood, and videogames / Shanly Dixon and Sandra Weber --
"I'm the one who makes the Lego racers go" : studying virtual and actual play / Seth Giddings --
Technology in the everyday lives of "tweens" / Sandra Weber, with Julia Weber --
The girls' room : negotiating schoolyard friendships online / Kelly Boudreau --
"I think we must be normal ... there are too many of us for this to be abnormal!!!" : girls creating identity and forming community in pro-ana/mia websites / Michele Polak --
Private writing in public spaces : girls' blogs and shifting boundaries / Brandi Bell --
Consuming fashion and producing meaning through online paper dolls / Rebekah Willett --
Producing gender in digital interactions : what young people set out to achieve through computer game design / Caroline Pelletier --
Contexts, pleasures, and preferences : girls playing computer games / Diane Carr --
Adolescent girls' expression on web home pages : spirited, somber, and self-conscious sites / Susannah R. Stern --
Playing at and with popular teen culture on "girl" websites : the case of Alice / Jacqueline Reid-Walsh --
Girl culture and digital technology in the age of AIDS / Claudia Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh --
New girl (and new boy) at the internet café : digital divides/digital futures / Claudia Mitchell and Grace Sokoya --
Contested spaces : protecting or inhibiting girls online / Leslie Regan Shade --
Reviewing young people's engagement with technology / Sandra Weber and Shanly Dixon.
Responsibility: Sandra Weber and Shanly Dixon.

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