The class : living and learning in the digital age (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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The class : living and learning in the digital age

Author: Sonia M Livingstone; Julian Sefton-Green
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2016]
Series: Connected youth and digital futures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sonia M Livingstone; Julian Sefton-Green
ISBN: 9781479884575 147988457X 9781479824243 1479824240
OCLC Number: 926743451
Description: xi, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : an invitation to meet the class --
Living and learning in the digital age --
A year of fieldwork --
Networks and social worlds --
Identities and relationships --
Life at school : from routines to civility --
Learning at school : measuring and levelling the self --
Life at home together and apart --
Making space for learning in the home --
Learning to play music : class, culture, and taste --
Life trajectories, social mobility, and cultural capital --
Conclusions : conservative, competitive or connected.
Series Title: Connected youth and digital futures.
Responsibility: Sonia Livingstone and Julian Sefton-Green.

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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.

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An exemplary ethnography whose holistic engagement with children at home as well as at school allow for judicious appraisals of what actually matters, motivates, and has consequences for their lives. Read more...

 
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