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Review: The International Handbook of Children, Media and Culture.

Kirsten Drotner and Sonia Livingstone.

London: Sage, 2008.

Children’s media culture has been assuming a central position in public debates regarding cultural values, social norms and future expectations, but often these debates are media-oriented and ignore what has been researched on children’s cultures. This handbook, edited by two of the most prominent European researchers on Audience Studies, fills this void as it aims ‘ to map out the diversities and the commonalities in children’s media culture around the world as they are positioned in relation to particular sites, at particular times and within particular social relations’, as the authors say (4[1]).

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