Çocuk işçilerin medya kullanım alışkanlıkları: Ankara-Şaşmaz Oto Sanayi örneği
This study aims to analyse the media usage habits of the children working in Ankara-Şaşmaz Automative Industry. This study, which questions whether the class positions and hard living conditions of the children affect their media usage habits, is based on the literature review and on the in-depth interviews with the working children. This study has three parts. In the first part, a social, economic and political analysis of child labour has been pursued. A discussion on child and child labour has been conducted, child psychology and child development have been examined and child labour in the global economy has been analysed. Moreover, child labour in Turkey and its possible causes have been examined. In the second part, the relationship between the child and the media has been discussed and a special attention has been given to the role of the game in child development. Then, it is emphasised that the new child ideology is based on the media technology and the children?s hard living conditions. The role of the media in child socialisation is also underlined. In the last part, the findings of the fieldwork have been discussed in detail. The last part has shed light on the traditional and new media usage habits of child labour.