Youth and Media
- Andy Ruddock - Monash University, Australia
Digital Media | Media & Society | Media Effects | Media Literacy | Popular Culture | Sociology of Culture |
Exploring key issues in politics, technology, celebrity, advertising, gender and globalization, Andy Ruddock offers a fascinating introduction to how media define the identities and social imaginations of young people. The result is a systematic guide to how the notion of media influence 'works' when daily life compels young people to act out their relationships through media content and technologies.
Complete with helpful chapter guides, summaries and lively case studies drawn from a truly global context, Youth and Media is an engaging and accessible introduction to how the media shape our lives. This book is ideal for students of media studies, communication studies and sociology.
Pertinent for the course. Adopted as a recommended book.
Although a well written and engaging text, large portions of the text are not directly applicable to students on the degree programme. Thank you.
The book is accessible and critical. Students in sociology, cultural studies and media studies will find it useful.
This is a really useful text for introducing students to the key concepts assoicated with the media and socio-cultural issues.
Youth and Media by Andy Ruddock explores key issues about media, politics, gender and globalisation. It has a multidisciplinary approach for Communication, Political Science and Sociology scholars. ... Dr S.E Usadolo
An excellent text for 3rd level Sociology of the Media and Youth Studies too. Well wrtiien with clear language and good analysis on the representations of Youth today. Excellent tool for both undergraduates, post-graduates and teaching.
A really useful and innovative text which addresses many issues typically omitted from other media texts.
An accessible yet comprehensive book. Highly recommended for students of mass communications, media and cultural studies.
Ruddock's study of the media influence on the youth is an in-depth exploration that is critically relevant while being accessible to students. The ample diversity of international case studies and the inclusion of a research framing model in each chapter ensures that the book is both innovative and comprehensible to the reader.
This book will be recommended reading within the module Gender, Ethnicity & Youth Identities as there is alot of focus around the media and many students base their assessment essays on aspects of the media. Also, the reading will also support their preparation and feedback in the media-focused classes. It is a good book, which covers many areas and will be easy to understand from the 2nd year student perspective.
Copies of this book have recently been ordered by my subject librarian.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Youth and Media: Why Youth Media?