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22-09-2018 | Book Review

Lauren S. Berliner: Producing Queer Youth: The Paradox of Digital Media Empowerment

Routledge, New York, 2018, 160 pp, ISBN 9780415790840

Auteur: Keltie Haley

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 11/2018

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In Producing Queer Youth: The Paradox of Digital Media Empowerment, Lauren S. Berliner seeks to critically evaluate the prevalent conceptions of queer youth empowerment by examining the limitations of digital media expression as a means of cultural and social transformation. Berliner identifies the work as a departure from previous accounts of youth media and empowerment by considering how differences in race, social class, and other aspects of identity influence how young queer people engage with digital media and by challenging the widespread belief that access to means of digital production and distribution inherently improves the lives of queer youth. She argues that self-produced anti-gay-bullying public service announcements (PSAs), like the It Gets Better Project, create a one-dimensional narrative of queer experience as one of mere survival. Berliner tactfully draws on her experience working with queer youth media producers in a media production workshop, as well as from critical evaluations of queer youth-produced PSA-style videos, to caution researchers and educators against viewing digital media production as inherently liberating and empowering for queer youth. …
Literatuur
go back to reference Berliner, L. S. (2018). Producing queer youth: the paradox of digital media empowerment. New York: Routledge. Berliner, L. S. (2018). Producing queer youth: the paradox of digital media empowerment. New York: Routledge.
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go back to reference Grzanka, P. R., & Mann, E. S. (2014). Queer youth suicide and the psychopolitics of “It Gets Better”. Sexualities, 17(4), 369–393. CrossRef Grzanka, P. R., & Mann, E. S. (2014). Queer youth suicide and the psychopolitics of “It Gets Better”. Sexualities, 17(4), 369–393. CrossRef
go back to reference Lindsey, T. B. (2013). “One time for my girls”: African-American girlhood, empowerment, and popular visual culture. The Journal of African American Studies, 17, 22–34. CrossRef Lindsey, T. B. (2013). “One time for my girls”: African-American girlhood, empowerment, and popular visual culture. The Journal of African American Studies, 17, 22–34. CrossRef
Metagegevens
Titel
Lauren S. Berliner: Producing Queer Youth: The Paradox of Digital Media Empowerment
Routledge, New York, 2018, 160 pp, ISBN 9780415790840
Auteur
Keltie Haley
Publicatiedatum
22-09-2018
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 11/2018
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-018-0936-0

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