Publisher: Manchester University Press; 1 edition (July 31, 2013)
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there's a common difficulty approximately younger people's disengagement from politics, and a frequent assumption that a part of the reason for this disengagement is mass media quite often and pop culture particularly. This booklet demanding situations either assumptions. Drawing on examine funded via the commercial and Social study Council, it presents the 1st specific learn of ways children in Britain use pop culture to form and show their political opinions and values. From leisure to citizenship finds how the younger use indicates like X-factor to touch upon how energy should be used, and the way they reply to these pop stars - like Bono and Bob Geldof - who declare to symbolize them. It explores how teens attach the pleasures of pop culture to the area at huge. For them, pop culture isn't really easily an issue of escapism and leisure, yet of engagement too. where of pop culture in politics, and its contribution to democratic existence, has too frequently been misrepresented or misunderstood. This e-book presents the proof and research that would aid right this misperception. It files the voices of children as they speak about pop culture, and as they show their suggestions concerning the international they inhabit. it will likely be of curiosity to people who examine media and tradition, and those that learn politics.