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Young People, Sex and the Media: the facts of life?

Buckingham, David and Bragg, Sara (2004). Young People, Sex and the Media: the facts of life? Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Abstract

Are children today growing up too soon? How do they - and their parents - feel about media portrayals of sex and personal relationships? Are the media a corrupting influence, or a potentially positive and useful resource for young people? Drawing on an extensive research project, which investigated children's interpretations of sexual content in films, TV and print media, this book considers how young people (aged 9-17) use such material to understand their experiences and build their identities, and how they and their parents respond to public concerns about these issues. The book offers a clearly written and entertaining insight into children's and parents' perspectives on these difficult issues - perspectives that are often ignored or trivialised in public debate.

Item Type: Authored Book
ISBN: 1-4039-1823-6, 978-1-4039-1823-9
Keywords: youth; media; sexuality; sex education; audiences;
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 6386
Depositing User: Sara Bragg
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/6386
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