Critical Media Education and Radical Democracy

Authored by: Douglas Kellner , Jeff Share

The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Education

Print publication date:  February  2009
Online publication date:  February  2009

Print ISBN: 9780415958615
eBook ISBN: 9780203882993
Adobe ISBN: 9781135903091

10.4324/9780203882993.ch21

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Abstract

Technological innovations, expansion of global media empires, an explosion of new media, and the unrestricted commercial targeting of children have all contributed to an environment where today’s youth are growing up in a mediated world far different from any previous generation. While technological advancements have created new possibilities for the free flow of information, social networking, and global activism, there is also the potential for corporations and governments to increase their control over media, restrict the flow of information, and appropriate these new tools for profit and control at the expense of free expression and democracy.

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