Everyday learning about identities among young adolescents in television culture

Joellen Fisherkeller

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Using a cultural studies approach, this study situates three young adolescents in their home, neighborhood, school, and peer cultures, and contextually analyzes their uses and interpretations of television. Analyses of each student's favorite television persona illuminate each of their identity projects, which are a primary kind of cultural acquisition process. I find qualitative differences in their everyday learning within television culture as compared to local cultures, although their learning about social power across cultures is reciprocal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-492
Number of pages26
JournalAnthropology and Education Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Anthropology


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