Media life among gen zeds

Walters, Tim, Quinn, Stephen and Walters, Lynne Masel 2005, Media life among gen zeds, International journal of cultural studies, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 63-82, doi: 10.1177/1367877905050163.

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Title Media life among gen zeds
Author(s) Walters, Tim
Quinn, Stephen
Walters, Lynne Masel
Journal name International journal of cultural studies
Volume number 8
Issue number 1
Start page 63
End page 82
Publisher London, England
Place of publication Sage Publications
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1367-8779
Keyword(s) Arab media
internet use
Summary The ‘Gen Zeds’ of the title are female Emirati students in their early 20s at Zayed University who oscillate between the traditional Islamic culture of their families and the high technology world they experience through the media. This article looks at when, where and how these students use media and what they are looking for when they use it. The research found that these women live a highly-mediated existence, spending more than 9.9 hours on average a day with the media - more time than they do sleeping. They spend as much time on the internet as they do in the combined activities of reading magazines, newspapers and books. They spend twice as much time on the internet as they do watching television. They use different media during different parts of the day and for different reasons. The internet and the telephone were the two most preferred media. The article concludes by looking at what these women’s highly mediated lives might mean for their future.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1367877905050163
Field of Research 190301 Journalism Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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