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Youth, Technology, Governance, Experience
Adults Understanding Young People

ISBN 9780367486983
Published February 25, 2020 by Routledge
212 Pages

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Book Description

How do adults understand youth? How do their conceptions inform interventions into young lives or involve young people’s experiences?

This volume tackles these questions by exploring adults’ ideas about youth. Specifically, Youth, Technology, Governance, Experience examines the four titular concepts and their implications for a range of relationships between youth and adults. Utilising interdisciplinary methods, the contributing authors deliver a broad range of analyses of young people differentiated by gender, class, race, and geography across an array of contexts, including within the home, in media representations, through government bureaucracies, and in everyday life.

Youth, Technology, Governance, Experience also interrogates the meaning of technology and governance for youth studies, considering a range of ways they interact, including through social media, technologies of regulation, and educational tools. It will appeal to students and academic researchers interested in fields such as youth studies, cultural studies, sociology, and education.

Table of Contents

1. Youth, Technology, Governance, Experience: Keywords for Youth Studies

Liam Grealy, Anna Hickey-Moody, Catherine Driscoll

Governing Minority: Surveillance and Media Classification

2. Common Sense in the Government of Youth and Sex

Liam Grealy

3. Regulation Beyond Government: Weber, Foucault, and the Liberal Governance of Media Content

Terry Flew

4. Classifying Adulthood: A History of Governing Minority in Media Classification

Rachel Cole, Catherine Driscoll, Liam Grealy

Young People and Technologies: Ethical Research and Sexting

5. Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research Addressing Sensitive Issues with Children and Young People

Catharine Lumby, Kath Albury, Alan McKee, Sky Hugman

6. Sexting Pleasures: Young People, Fun, Flirtation, and Child Pornography

Thomas Crofts, Murray Lee, Alyce McGovern, Sanja Milivojevic

7. Representations of Sexting and Sexual Violence on Legal Dramas: Implications for Teenagers’ Sexual Citizenship

Emily Lockhart

Ethnographies of Young People’s Education

8. MOOCs and Widening Participation in Higher Education: From Competency to Capability in the Evaluation of Educational Technologies

Remy Yi Siang Low

9. Technologies of Orientation: Pathways, Futures

Anna Hickey-Moody and Valerie Harwood

10. The Use of Mobile and New Media Technologies in a Health Intervention about HPV and HPV Vaccination in Schools

Cristyn Davies, S Rachel Skinner, Harrison L Odgers, George P Khut, Angie Morrow

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Liam Grealy is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia

Catherine Driscoll is a Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia

Anna Hickey-Moody is a Professor of Media and Communications at RMIT University, Australia


By exploring new assemblages of youth, technology, and governance, these wide-ranging essays offer fresh and theorized insights into contemporary young people and the politics of youth. For example, the chapters on sexting provide a review of current perspectives from sexual citizenship to pleasure to criminality. This is a smart, critical, and engaging collection.

Nancy Lesko, Maxine Greene Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA