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Generation Digital: Politics, Commerce, and Childhood in the Age of the Internet


reviewed by Lisa M. Tripp February 11, 2008

coverTitle: Generation Digital: Politics, Commerce, and Childhood in the Age of the Internet
Author(s): Kathryn C. Montgomery
Publisher: MIT Press, Cambridge
ISBN: 0262134780, Pages: 347, Year: 2007
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Kathryn Montgomery draws on her background as a media scholar, parent, and child advocate to offer a unique and important contribution to discussions of children and youth in the digital age. Generation Digital: Politics, Commerce, and Childhood in the Age of the Internet focuses on the digital-media culture of the 1990s and early 2000s and includes chapters on the recent history of media policy, commerce, and marketing in relation to young people, as well as chapters on social marketing and civic participation campaigns that have successfully mobilized new media to reach youth. Throughout the 1990s, the Center for Media Education (CME) played a leading role in media-policy battles in Washington on behalf of children. Montgomery was a co-founder and leader of CME and was deeply involved in the organization's policy and advocacy efforts of the time. In 1996 and 1997, for example, she led a coalition of health, education, and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 11, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14987, Date Accessed: 4/21/2018 3:16:39 PM

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  • Lisa Tripp
    College of Information, Florida State University
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    LISA TRIPP is an assistant professor of school media and youth services in the College of Information, Florida State University. Her research focuses on media education, and how media authorship and critical media analysis activities can be integrated into progressive education. She is currently working on analyzing the data and writing up the results of an ethnographic study she conducted of media education in Los Angeles middle schools.
 
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