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Thomas K. Hubbard

Adolescent sexuality has been at the forefront of the recent “Culture Wars,” as is clear from the many news stories and political battles over issues such as sex education, teen pregnancy and STDs, Child Sexual Abuse, enhanced legal regulation of sex offenders, pedophiles on the internet, “sexting” and child pornography. On the one hand adolescents today are more sexually mature than at most historical periods: physical puberty occurs ever earlier (Moller, 1987), while children’s capacity to access the same media as adults grows ever more sophisticated. Already in 1982, Neil Postman presciently observed that electronic media had obliterated the historical technological superiority of literate adults relative to not‐yet‐fully-literate children (Postman, 1982). At that point, he was thinking mainly of television, but his observation has become even more true in the digital age, when adolescents are often the ones teaching their parents and grandparents. 1982 had not yet grasped what would be the ubiquity of MTV or cheap, highly graphic visual pornography in many parents’ closets, or if not there, on their kids’ computer screens. Children have become the most clever at accessing media at precisely the time when popular media culture is more saturated with verbal, musical, and visual images of sexuality than ever before.

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Robyn Singleton, Jacqueline Carter, Tatianna Alencar, Alicia Piñeirúa-Menéndez, and Kate Winskell

(%) Author gender Male 330 (41.6) Female 463 (58.4) Mean age 13 Place of residence Urban 70 (8.8) Rural 723 (91.2) Technology available at home Television 666 (84.0) Internet 179 (22.6) A total of 936 young people under the age of 25 participated

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A Social Negotiation of Hope

Male West African Youth, ‘Waithood’ and the Pursuit of Social Becoming through Football

Christian Ungruhe and James Esson

phase of adventure, freedom, pleasure, and consumption is as important as future prospects as adults. However, so-called modern youth requires access at various levels (to, for example, financial means, urban experiences, the internet and so on) and

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Books Are Boring! Books Are Fun!

Boys’ Polarized Perspectives on Reading

Laura Scholes

; (b) the social aspects of reading; (c) computers and the internet; (d) music, drama, and noncompetition sports; (e) electronic games; and (f) competition sport. K-means clustering was subsequently conducted that determined six groups of participants

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A Space of Belonging for Young Gay Men in Seoul

Elias Alexander

all interlocutors when explaining their first experiences within itchong saenghwal (gay life) of Seoul is telling. The overwhelming majority (10 out of 12) explained that after becoming aware of their attraction to men, they turned to the internet

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Back in Time Yet of His Time

Marty McFly as a 1980s Teenage Boy Role Model

Daniel Smith-Rowsey

America evolved toward its current preoccupation with child safety. Typing “1980s teen film” into Internet search engines will take them to a certain set of ribald films as well as some John Hughes classics, but their research/binge-party would do well to

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Leisuring Masculinities in British Indian Childhoods

Explorations at the Intersection of Gender Order and Generational Order

Utsa Mukherjee

.” Sport, Education and Society 13 ( 2 ): 163 – 179 . doi: 10.1080/13573320801957079 . 10.1080/13573320801957079 Livingstone , Sonia , and Ellen J. Helsper . 2008 . “ Parental Mediation of Children's Internet Use .” Journal of Broadcasting

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“Let Us Be Giants”

Masculinity Nostalgia and Military Edutainment in South Asian War Comics

Tehmina Pirzada

form of entertainment, tacitly presenting it as a cultural value. The cultural and visual framings of the comics and their instant spread through the Internet is perilous, especially when tensions are reaching an inflection along the borders of India

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Timothy Laurie, Catherine Driscoll, Liam Grealy, Shawna Tang, and Grace Sharkey

'Malley et al. 2020 ). In 2017, Reddit banned the largest incel subreddit, “/r/braincels,” scattering its participants across the Internet. Many now engage with each other on, a forum where threads—sometimes with up to 3.4 million posts