Children's Games in the New Media Age

Children's Games in the New Media Age

Author: Chris Richards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317167563

Category: History

Page: 238

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The result of a unique research project exploring the relationship between children's vernacular play cultures and their media-based play, this collection challenges two popular misconceptions about children's play: that it is depleted or even dying out and that it is threatened by contemporary media such as television and computer games. A key element in the research was the digitization and analysis of Iona and Peter Opie's sound recordings of children's playground and street games from the 1970s and 1980s. This framed and enabled the research team's studies both of the Opies' documents of mid-twentieth-century play culture and, through a two-year ethnographic study of play and games in two primary school playgrounds, contemporary children's play cultures. In addition the research included the use of a prototype computer game to capture playground games and the making of a documentary film. Drawing on this extraordinary data set, the volume poses three questions: What do these hitherto unseen sources reveal about the games, songs and rhymes the Opies and others collected in the mid-twentieth century? What has happened to these vernacular forms? How are the forms of vernacular play that are transmitted in playgrounds, homes and streets transfigured in the new media age? In addressing these questions, the contributors reflect on the changing face of childhood in the twenty-first century - in relation to questions of gender and power and with attention to the children's own participation in producing the ethnographic record of their lives.

Children's Games in the New Media Age
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Chris Richards, Andrew Burn
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-23 - Publisher: Routledge

The result of a unique research project exploring the relationship between children's vernacular play cultures and their media-based play, this collection challenges two popular misconceptions about children's play: that it is depleted or even dying out and that it is threatened by contemporary media such as television and computer games.
Children's Games in the New Media Age
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Chris Richards, Andrew Burn
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-23 - Publisher: Routledge

The result of a unique research project exploring the relationship between children's vernacular play cultures and their media-based play, this collection challenges two popular misconceptions about children's play: that it is depleted or even dying out and that it is threatened by contemporary media such as television and computer games.
Changing Play: Play, Media And Commercial Culture From The 1950s To The Present Day
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Marsh, Jackie, Bishop, Julia
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-01 - Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

The aim of this book is to offer an informed account of changes in the nature of the relationship between play, media and commercial culture in England through an analysis of play in the 1950s/60s and the present day.
The SAGE Handbook of E-learning Research
Language: en
Pages: 606
Authors: Caroline Haythornthwaite, Richard Andrews, Jude Fransman, Eric M. Meyers
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-09 - Publisher: SAGE

The new edition of The SAGE Handbook of E-Learning Research retains the original effort of the first edition by focusing on research while capturing the leading edge of e-learning development and practice. Chapters focus on areas of development in e-learning technology, theory, practice, pedagogy and method of analysis. Covering the
The Lifework and Legacy of Iona and Peter Opie
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Julia C. Bishop, June Factor
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-02 - Publisher: Routledge

Iona and Peter Opie were twentieth-century pioneers. Their research and writing focused on the folklore of British children – their games, rhymes, riddles, secret languages and every variety of the traditions and inventions of the children’s collective physical and verbal play. Such closely observed, respectful, good-humoured and historically attuned writing