Latino Youth, Home Environments and Digital Media

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Latino/Hispanic youth participation and use of digital and new media in their homes. Particular practices. Case study of three girls and three boys and their families. Exemplary roles as brokers. Media brokers. Translators.


  • Hispanic/Latino youth
  • Brokerism
  • Home media environments
  • Familism


Describe the practices at home. The identities that are developed by hispanic/latino youth. How digital media is transforming familism. Seems to clash between modern and traditional values. Role of teens as brokers.


  • Access and home media environment

quality of the environment access to tools, software, etc.

  • Brokerage and translations

mobilization of cultural and social resources for the family.

  • Participation

  • Identity

roles as tech savvy roles as mentors inside the house


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