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Author Mesch, Gustavo S., 1957-

Title Wired youth : the social world of adolescence in the information age / Gustavo S. Mesch and Ilan Talmud
Published London ; New York : Routledge, [2010]


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Description 176 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Adolescence and society
Adolescence and society.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.The information age, youth and social networks -- 2.The internet at home -- 3.Sociability and internet use -- 4.Online relationship formation -- 5.ICT and existing social ties -- 6.The impact of ICT on social network structure -- 7.Online communication and negative social ties -- 8.Summary and discussion
Summary "This book presents an up-to-date review of the literature on youth sociability, relationship formation, and online communication, examining the way young people use the internet to construct or maintain their inter-personal relationships. Using a social network perspective, the book systematically explores the various effects of internet access and use on adolescents' involvement in social, leisure and extracurricular activities, evaluating the arguments that suggest the internet is displacing other forms of social ties. The core of the book investigates the motivations for online relationship formation and the use of online communication for relationship maintenance. The final part of the book focuses on the consequences, both positive and negative, of the use of online communication, such as increased social capital and online bullying."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Digital communications -- Social aspects.
Information society -- Social aspects.
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Internet and teenagers.
Technology and youth -- Social aspects.
Technology and youth.
Author Talmud, Ilan.
LC no. 2009039113
ISBN 0415459931 (hbk.)
041545994X (soft cover)
9780415459938 (hbk.)
9780415459945 (soft cover)