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Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age

Sonia Livingstone and Julian Sefton-Green

Abstract

Based upon a year’s ethnographic fieldwork with 27 members of an ordinary London class, this book offers an original, readable and engaging study of the lives of one class of 13 to 14-year-olds in a contemporary London neighbourhood. Telling the story of their lives at home, in school, hanging out with friends and online, it shows how the lives of young people today are shaped by the pressures of individualization and how schools, families and the young people themselves attempt to negotiate the meaning of education in a digitally connected yet fiercely competitive world. The book examines you ... More

Keywords: Youth, School, Family, Parents, Children, Digital media, Education, Social class, Social networks, Everyday life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781479884575
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479884575.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sonia Livingstone, author
London School of Economics and Political Science

Julian Sefton-Green, author