Motivações e circunstâncias que levam a não usos dos média por jovens e seus familiares

Translated title of the contribution: Reasons and circumstances that lead to the non-use of media by young people and their families

Cristina Ponte, Maria José Brites

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This article argues for the need to pay attention to the dynamics of refusing and rejecting the use of media to better understand a highly mediatized consumer society. The theoretical background utilizes resistance to the media, family contexts of socialisation and mediated society. We analysed 18 interviews carried out in Portugal - undertaken as part of wider research project involving 40 young people and their families, on their relationship with the media regarding citizenship rights -, which showed signs of non-use of media. This article characterises these individuals, their contexts and motives. Through identifying refusal of the internet, social networks, news and television, we arrive at distinct five types: "I do not like and I do not want to use" "At this stage of life, no!" "Split between I can't have and I can't buy it" "I don't want to draw attention to myself and don't want to get 'hooked'" and "Doing something different and doing it better".

Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)391-409
Number of pages19
JournalComunicacao e Sociedade
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Family
  • Família
  • Jovens
  • Media resistance
  • Mediatization
  • Mediatização
  • Motivations
  • Motivações
  • Resistência aos média
  • Young people

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