Producing Queer Youth : The Paradox of Digital Media Empowerment Hardback
Part of the Routledge Research in Gender, Sexuality, and Media series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 160 pages, 14 Halftones, black and white; 14 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 18/06/2018
- Category: Media studies
- ISBN: 9780415790840