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    DescriptionWhat is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? Does social media affect the quality of teens' lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert Danah Boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens' use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger and bullying. Ultimately, Boyd argues that society fails young people when paternalism and protectionism hinder teenagers' ability to become informed, thoughtful and engaged citizens through their online interactions. Yet despite an environment of rampant fear-mongering, Boyd finds that teens often find ways to engage and to develop a sense of identity. Boyd's conclusions are essential reading not only for parents, teachers and others who work with teens, but also for anyone interested in the impact of emerging technologies on society, culture and commerce in years to come. Offering insights gleaned from more than a decade of original fieldwork interviewing teenagers across the United States, Boyd concludes reassuringly that the kids are all right. At the same time, she acknowledges that coming to terms with life in a networked era is not easy or obvious. In a technologically mediated world, life is bound to be complicated.


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    Title
    It's Complicated
    Subtitle
    The Social Lives of Networked Teens
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Danah Boyd
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 296
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 467 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300166316
    ISBN 10: 0300166311
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: MED
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JMH, JFSP2
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000
    BIC subject category V2: JFCA, JFD
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17420
    BISAC V2.8: FAM043000
    B&T Approval Code: A31603630
    BISAC V2.8: PSY002000, COM060000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC047000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: COM060140
    B&T Approval Code: A34301800
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 004.6780835, 004.67/80835
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HQ799.2.I5 B68 2014
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 302.30835
    Thema V1.0: JBCT, UBW, JBCC1, JMH, JBSP2
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    25 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Danah Boyd is Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, Research Assistant Professor at New York University, and Fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Her research focuses on how youth integrate technology into their everyday practices and other interactions between technology and society. She lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    "boyd's new book is layered and smart . . . "It's Complicated" will update your mind."--Alissa Quart, "New York Times Book Review"--Alissa Quart "New York Times Book Review "