Media and Spaces

The mobile phone in the geographies of young people

Authored by: Rivka Ribak

The Routledge International Handbook of Children, Adolescents and Media

Print publication date:  May  2013
Online publication date:  July  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415783682
eBook ISBN: 9780203366981
Adobe ISBN: 9781134060559

10.4324/9780203366981.ch37

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Abstract

Studies of children and media rarely foreground space (but see Holloway and Valentine, 2000a, 2000b; Ito and Okabe, 2001). Space, however, is where communication takes place, and it is implicated in the process of maturation. To a large extent, young people are defined by the spaces they are allowed or not allowed to occupy, whether because they are constructed as a threat or as threatened by others, or because their movement is restricted as long as they depend on their parents for transportation and economic support (Holloway and Valentine, 2000a, 2000b; James et al., 1998; Livingstone, 2002). Thus issues relating to youths’ spatial practices and experiences are inherent in their perception of self and in adults’ understanding of their predicament. As Doreen Massey noted, “the control of spatiality is part of the process of defining the social category of ‘youth’ itself” (1998, p. 127).

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