20. Children's Media Cultures in Comparative Perspective

  1. Virginia Nightingale
  1. Sonia Livingstone and
  2. Kirsten Drotner

Published Online: 27 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444340525.ch20

The Handbook of Media Audiences

The Handbook of Media Audiences

How to Cite

Livingstone, S. and Drotner, K. (2011) Children's Media Cultures in Comparative Perspective, in The Handbook of Media Audiences (ed V. Nightingale), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444340525.ch20

Editor Information

  1. University of Western Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of Southern Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

Book Series:

  1. Global Handbooks in Media and Communication Research

Book Series Editors:

  1. Annabelle Sreberny

Series Editor Information

  1. School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405184182

Online ISBN: 9781444340525



  • doing audience research - 20 children's media cultures in comparative perspective;
  • children's agency, their social engagements and participation - catalyzed, global communication networks and digital media technologies;
  • audience researchers - having long analyzed children's media culture;
  • International Handbook of Children, Media and Culture;
  • research on children's media engagement - conducted across continents of the globe;
  • critics of uneasy historical connection - moral panics and administrative research on children's media;
  • everyday culture matters, for researchers - changing place of media in childhood, specialist focus on children and childhood;
  • question of children's agency, gaining interest - in relation to new media;
  • difference and diversity in children's media cultures;
  • comparative studies, needed - what may be called contextualized conceptual developments


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • From Protectionism to Empowerment

  • Everyday Culture Matters

  • Difference and Diversity in Children's Media Cultures

  • The Emerging Research Agenda

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgment

  • References