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Don't use your words! : children's emotions in a networked world

Author: Jane Juffer
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Today, even young kids talk to each other across social media by referencing memes, songs, and movements, constructing a common vernacular that resists parental, educational, and media imperatives to name their feelings and thus control their bodies. Over the past two decades, children's television programming has provided a therapeutic site for the processing of emotions such as anger, but in doing so has enforced  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Juffer
ISBN: 9781479831746 1479831743 9781479833054 1479833053
OCLC Number: 1056475636
Description: v, 285 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: "run over by a unicorn" --
Affective intensity and children's embodiment --
Political subjects --
The production of fear: children at the U.S.-Mexico border --
"I hate you, Dunel Trump" : anger or civility? --
"Criss-cross applesauce" : keeping control in the classroom --
Kids' television, from problem solving to sideways growth --
TV's narratives for emotional management --
The Steven universe, where you are an experience --
The limits of digital literacy --
Minecraft's affective world building --
From memes to logos : commercial detours in the game of roblox --
Conclusion: "Shame on you killers, shame on you" --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the author.
Other Titles: Children's emotions in a networked world
Responsibility: Jane Juffer.

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Today, even young kids talk to each other across social media by referencing memes, songs, and movements, constructing a common vernacular that resists parental, educational, and media imperatives to name their feelings and thus control their bodies. Over the past two decades, children's television programming has provided a therapeutic site for the processing of emotions such as anger, but in doing so has enforced normative structures of feeling that, Jane Juffer argues, weaken the intensity and range of children's affective experiences. Don't Use Your Words! seeks to challenge those norms, highlighting the ways that kids express their feelings through cultural productions including drawings, fan art, memes, YouTube videos, dance moves, and conversations while gaming online. Focusing on kids between ages five and nine, Don't Use Your Words! situates these productions in specific contexts, including immigration policy referenced in drawings by Central American children just released from detention centers and electoral politics as contested in kids' artwork expressing their anger at Trump's victory. Taking issue with the mainstream tendency to speak on behalf of children, Juffer argues that kids have the agency to answer for themselves: what does it feel like to be a kid?

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Juffer raises provocative questions concerning children's emotions... Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty. * Choice * Juffer values children's media, demanding that we pay attention Read more...

 
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