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Understanding the Child in the mediated World: Perspectives on Studying Childhood

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Center for Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (12), Pages 43-45, December,14 (2015)


In a media saturated world, children are continuously engaging with an intertextual transmedia context. In this environment, they are exposed to an array of knowledge sources which puts them at par with the unsupervised knowledge sources of the adults. Thus in this environment, where the child stands at the same level as an adult in relation to exposure to mediated knowledge, the question thus arises, on who is the child and how they are being viewed. This paper deals with the following question, what is childhood and further delineates perspectives that help us approach the concept of childhood.


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