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MEDIA CLUB - Childscape, mediascape: Children and media in India

In this session, Usha and Sumana will talk about the need for a more diverse approach to studying children’s media cultures that is both transdisciplinary and multi-sited, recognizing the complex and varied ways in which young people live with/in media. You can download the book chapter here

Date: Monday, July 3rd, 2023

Time: 12PM EST/ 7PM CET/ 9:30PM IST


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Sumana Kasturi



Sumana Kasturi is an independent researcher and writer based in India with interests ranging across feminist media studies, children’s media, transnationalism, and popular culture. She is author of Gender, Citizenship, and Identity in the Indian Blogosphere (Routledge, 2020).

Usha Raman



Usha Raman is professor and chair at the Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad in India. Her research and teaching interests include feminist media studies, digital cultures, science and health communication, and children and media. She is currently serving as vice president of IAMCR.


About the BookChildscape, mediascape: Children and media in India (Orient Blackswan, 2023) brings together a variety of perspectives from media researchers, practitioners and those involved in secondary school education, with a focus on children, childhood and media. Questioning what it means to ‘grow up digital’ in twenty-first century India, this collection explores a variety of themes relating to children and the media landscape. The volume contains twelve essays on relevant topics such as digital media literacy among children and their new media practices; mediated childhood and child rights; children as both consumers and producers of social media; digitality and education; children’s entertainment and leisure practices, and issues of identity, representation and community in a mediated world. 


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