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Schooling New Media: Music, Language, and Technology in Children's Culture

Tyler Bickford


Schooling New Media is an ethnography of children’s music and media consumption practices at a small elementary and middle school in Vermont. It examines how transformations in music technologies influence the way children, their peers, and adults relate to one another in school. Focusing especially on digital music devices—MP3 players—it reveals the key role of intimate, face-to-face relationships in structuring children’s uses of music technologies. It explores how headphones mediate face-to-face peer relationships, as children share earbuds and listen to music with friends while participati ... More

Keywords: childhood studies, education, MP3, popular music, children’s music, literacy, music education, new media, digital media, mobile music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190654146
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190654146.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tyler Bickford, author
University of Pittsburgh