Producing Queer Youth : The Paradox of Digital Media Empowerment, Hardback Book

Description

Producing Queer Youth challenges popular ideas about online media culture as a platform for empowerment, cultural transformation, and social progress.

Based on over three years of participant action research with queer teen media-makers and textual analysis of hundreds of youth-produced videos and popular media campaigns, the book unsettles assumptions that having a "voice" and gaining visibility and recognition necessarily equate to securing rights and resources.

Instead, Berliner offers a nuanced picture of openings that emerge for youth media producers as they negotiate the structures of funding and publicity and manage their identities with digital self-representations.

Examining youth media practices within broader communication history and critical media pedagogy, she forwards an approach to media production that re-centers the process of making as the site of potential learning and social connection.

Ultimately, she reframes digital media participation as a struggle for-rather than, in itself, evidence of-power.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160 pages, 14 Halftones, black and white; 14 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Media studies
  • ISBN: 9780415790840

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