Childhood is increasingly saturated by technology: from television to the Internet, video games to 'video nasties', camcorders to personal computers. Children, Technology and Culture looks at the interplay of children and technology which poses critical questions for how we understand the nature of childhood in late modern society. This collection brings together researchers from a range of disciplines to address the following four aspects of this relationship between children and technology:
*children's access to technologies and the implications for social relationships
*the structural contexts of children's engagement with technologies with a focus on gender and the family
*the situatedness of children's interactions with technological objects
*the constitution of children and childhood through the mediations of technology
_ This book represents a substantial contribution to contemporary social scientific thinking both about the nature of children and childhood, the social impacts of technologies and the various relationships between the two.
'Overall, the book makes available some excellent material that will inspire and support future work in the area. It is useful for answers to current questions, identifying future areas in need of exploration and also methodologies for exploring these areas. Although not explicitly aimed at an inclusive education audience, its content will be helpful to practitioners seeking to use technological innovations to promote inclusion and also to researchers seeking appropriate methodologies.' - Education, Communication and Infomation