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From entertainment to citizenshipPolitics and popular culture$
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John Street, Sanna Inthorn, and Martin Scott

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780719085383

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719085383.001.0001

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From entertainment to citizenship
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John Street

Sanna Inthorn

Martin Scott

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719085383.003.0010

This chapter reflects on the implications of this research for academic debate, education policy and media production. It stresses the importance of taking seriously young people’s cultural tastes for research that wants to understand the nuanced ways in which citizen engagement can happen. It suggests that media and cultural studies are subjects that policy makers and schools should take seriously for their potential to connect young people with issues of public concern. It argues that media producers can help boost this potential of popular culture by showing a world of politics where young people can make a positive difference.

Keywords:   Education policy, Media studies, Cultural studies, Politics in the media

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