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Reclaiming public space: sound and mobile media use by teenagers

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>10/2015
<mark>Journal</mark>International Journal of Communication
Volume9
Number of pages21
Pages (from-to)3562-3582
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This article explores the relationship between teenagers, mobile media, and public spaces in the city. We use a range of qualitative methods, including interviews, sound walks, sound maps, and photography, to explore how teenagers use mobile media to respond to the visual and sonic landscape of a public space in Dublin, Ireland. This space was a “nonplace” for our contemporary participants from which they felt economically, socially, visually, and aurally excluded. They responded by using mobile media to create safe, centripetal, and meaningful spaces. Our findings underline the role that local soundscapes play in understanding the audio and mobile media practices of teenagers in public spaces.

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Copyright © 2015 (Linda O Keeffe & Aphra Kerr). Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd). Available at http://ijoc.org.