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iYOUTH: Pop Culture, Kids, and Counseling
In this engaging and provocative discussion, Julie Tilsen and Dave Nylund discuss the clinical use of cultural studies and methodologies as a way to engage youth in productive, meaningful, and meaning-making conversations about the influence of popular culture in their lives. Taking a both/and approach, they discuss ways to engage youth around the problematic and productive potential of pop culture images and texts. Julie and Dave, in an application of cultural studies methodologies, meet with a group of youth to explore their relationships with pop culture. Together, they discuss ways in which the youth critically engage with the messages they are exposed to, make decisions about what they consume, and construct their identities through pop culture texts.