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date: 22 April 2019

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This chapter examines the mobile music practices of early teenagers. It explains that mobile music listening for young people is often collective and characterized by music sharing as a form of social display linked to group formation, friendship, and identity. It suggests that their listening practices show that there is nothing implicitly anti-social about mobile music players and explains that young adolescents are reflexive around the music, not the technology.

Keywords: teenagers, mobile music listening, music sharing, group formation, friendship, identity, anti-social

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