Pub. date: 2007 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412952606 | Print ISBN: 9781412905305 | Online ISBN: 9781412952606| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Asia, Media Use in
Stephanie Hemelryk Donald
Children and young people are fascinating to work with because their tastes are so diverse and their needs so specific. This diversity means that we need to internationalize our understanding of young people and learn how to study them in ways that are relevant to their experiences and situations. Children in Asia are the focus of this entry, with an emphasis on how they fit into a wider story of media in Asia and its influences and conditions of existence. Children in Asia comprise varied populations, and their media use is therefore not easily characterized. This entry offers categories of description and delineation that may be helpful in approaching the study and understanding of a crucial sector of the global media audience for television, film, publishing, radio, and the Internet. It argues in particular that it is useful to examine the impact of economic development, evolving national identity, and other ...