Texting Toward Utopia: Kids, Writing, and Resistance

1st Edition

Ben Agger

Routledge
Published July 30, 2014
Textbook - 192 Pages
ISBN 9781612053080 - CAT# Y223209

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Summary

This book examines the contemporary era where parents complain that children today don't do their homework because they are distracted by the Internet, texting, and video games. Texting Toward Utopia presents the writings of todays children and develops the argument that this is actually a time of mass literary, in which young people write furiously, albeit often below the adult radar. Agger argues that where texting replaces textbooks, the writing may be emoticon-laden, slangy, or terse, but it is still profound, as children (and their parents) engage in resistance and write for a better world. This book is a guide to understanding the meeting point between a new generation of children and new communication technologies.

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