Wired Youth: The Online Social World of Adolescence

2nd Edition

Ilan Talmud, Gustavo S. Mesch

May 22, 2020 Forthcoming
Textbook - 208 Pages
ISBN 9780815378846 - CAT# K339021
Series: Adolescence and Society

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This fully updated new edition offers a research-based analysis of the online social world of adolescence, incorporating additional research findings that appeared during the last decade. Talmud and Mesch take a realistic, sociological approach to online adolescents’ communication, demonstrating how online sociability is embedded in the larger social structure and in technological affordances.

Combining perspectives from sociology, psychology and education with a focus on social constructionism, technological determinism and social networking, the authors present an empirically anchored review of the field. The book covers topics such as youth sociability, relationship formation, online communication and cyberbullying to examine how young people use the internet to construct or maintain their inter-personal relationships. This new edition also incorporates new research findings on online adolescent’s behaviour in general, and specifically in relation to social apps, providing a more updated outlook regarding various dimensions of adolescents’ online interactions.

Wired Youth is essential reading for advanced students of adolescent psychology, youth studies, media studies and the psychology and sociology of interpersonal relationships, as well as undergraduate students in developmental psychology, social psychology, youth studies, media studies, and sociology.


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