Youth and play: Identity, politics, and lifestyle
This overview chapter provides an in-depth survey and analysis of key themes in the existing literature on youth cultural practice in relation to three key areas: style, space, and digital media. The chapter takes as its point of departure the notion that each of the aforementioned area connotes significant platforms from which youth can engage in forms of play through which they articulate ideological, political, and aesthetic positions. Play is thus conceptualized here as a means through which youth engage in forms of struggle and negotiation in the construction of youth cultural practices through which they create meaning in their everyday lives. The chapter concludes by offering brief contextualizing summaries of the remaining four chapters featured in this section of the handbook.
Handbook of Children and Youth Studies
Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified