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Screen Rites: a study of Swedish young people´s use and meaning-making of screen-based media in everyday life.

Sjöberg, Ulrika LU (2002) In Lund Studies in Media and Communication
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Medievärlden är idag föremål för drastiska förändringar. Förutom de traditionella medierna såsom böcker, TV och radio, introduceras interaktiva digitala medier. Dessa förändringar berör inte mins barnens och ungdomarnas liv. Allteftersom de får tillgång till sofistikerade elektroniska och digitala medier blir deras fritid alltmer teknifierad. Vi är all medvetna om hur många medier har blivit en familjär utrustning i svenska hem, sohc ses som vilken annan möbel. Medierna har med andra ord blivit, mer eller mindre omedvetet, integrerade i våra dagliga rutiner. Vid en tidpunkt då nya medier är på väg in i hemmen är det väsentligt att erhålla kunskap om hur barn förstår och tolkar deras... (More)
Popular Abstract in Swedish

Medievärlden är idag föremål för drastiska förändringar. Förutom de traditionella medierna såsom böcker, TV och radio, introduceras interaktiva digitala medier. Dessa förändringar berör inte mins barnens och ungdomarnas liv. Allteftersom de får tillgång till sofistikerade elektroniska och digitala medier blir deras fritid alltmer teknifierad. Vi är all medvetna om hur många medier har blivit en familjär utrustning i svenska hem, sohc ses som vilken annan möbel. Medierna har med andra ord blivit, mer eller mindre omedvetet, integrerade i våra dagliga rutiner. Vid en tidpunkt då nya medier är på väg in i hemmen är det väsentligt att erhålla kunskap om hur barn förstår och tolkar deras medierelaterade aktiviteter, och hur medieanvändningen sammanvävs med det vardagliga livet. Från att ha varit intresserad av ett specifikt mediums effekter betonar dagens medieforskning kontextens betydelse, och individens skapande av mening och tolkning utifrån sina personliga och kulturellla referensramar. Avhandlingen "Screen Rites" har som huvudsyfte att erhålla en allsidig förståelse för hur unga människor använder och upplever TV, dataspel och Internet i vardagslivet. (Less)
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We are all aware of how many different media have become a familiar equipment in the home, perceived as any other furnityre. The media have become more or less unconsciously intertwined in everyday routines. As the media environment is continously in a phase of transformation, it is crucial to gain knowledge about children´s and adolescents´own understanding and interpretation of their mediarelated practices and how media use is integrated in everyday life. The author discusses Swedish young people´s use, perception, and meaning-making of the screen-based media - televison and computer (in terms of computer games and Internet) - in the circumplex of day-to-day mediated and non-mediated events in their leisure time. The research focus of... (More)
We are all aware of how many different media have become a familiar equipment in the home, perceived as any other furnityre. The media have become more or less unconsciously intertwined in everyday routines. As the media environment is continously in a phase of transformation, it is crucial to gain knowledge about children´s and adolescents´own understanding and interpretation of their mediarelated practices and how media use is integrated in everyday life. The author discusses Swedish young people´s use, perception, and meaning-making of the screen-based media - televison and computer (in terms of computer games and Internet) - in the circumplex of day-to-day mediated and non-mediated events in their leisure time. The research focus of the thesis is placed on the home per se, as this is the place where young people have most of their media activities. For computer games the ages 8/9 and 12/13 are considered, while the age groups 12/13 and 15/16 are of interest for television and Internet. (Less)
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  • Höijer, Birgitta
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Thesis
publication status
published
subject
keywords
Leisure, Audience research, Media landscape, Media use, Young people, Internet, Television, Computer games, Meaning-making, Press and communication sciences, Journalistik, media, kommunikation
in
Lund Studies in Media and Communication
pages
318 pages
publisher
Department of Sociology, Lund University
defense location
Carolinasalen
defense date
2002-10-18 10:15
external identifiers
  • other:ISRN: LUSADG/SAMK--02/1005--SE
ISSN
1104-4330
ISBN
91-7267-128-9
language
English
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yes
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411fb298-9760-43db-bcb0-8d774cfa7946 (old id 20401)
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2007-05-28 11:01:24
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  author       = {Sjöberg, Ulrika},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {318},
  publisher    = {Department of Sociology, Lund University},
  school       = {Lund University},
  series       = {Lund Studies in Media and Communication},
  title        = {Screen Rites: a study of Swedish young people´s use and meaning-making of screen-based media in everyday life.},
  year         = {2002},
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