[Autom. eng. transl.] The Media + Generations volume. Generational identities and mediatization processes collects the proceedings of the homonymous International Conference held in Milan at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in September 2009. Beyond easy labels such as those of "Internet Generations" or "Digital Natives", more than thirty scholars of different nationalities discuss the role of media and communication technologies in contributing to the construction of collective identities, shared on a generational basis. After a first theoretical section on the sociological category of "generation" in the context of the study of media, the contributions focus on the different generational segments that characterize the public and on the habits of use of adolescents, young adults and the elderly; on social practices of a communicative or memorial nature through which the different generations find a voice to express themselves and tell about themselves; on the social representations of various generations fed by the products of media communication (television series, literary or cinematographic stories, music, social network sites etc.). The result is a "generational approach" to the media characterized by a plurality of gazes and by the Eurasian richness of a concept - that of generation - recently entered by force in the panorama of media studies.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Media + Generations. Generational identities and mediatization processes|
|Publisher||Vita e Pensiero|
|Number of pages||416|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|