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Title The networked young citizen : social media, political participation and civic engagement / edited by Brian D. Loader, Ariadne Vromen, Michael A. Xenos
Published New Your : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 212 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge studies in global information, politics and society ; 5
Routledge studies in global information, politics and society ; 5.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Preface; Series Editors' Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: The Networked Young Citizen: Social Media, Political Participation and Civic Engagement; PART I Political Culture, Socialization and Social Media Adoption; 2 The Great Equalizer? Patterns of Social Media Use and Youth Political Engagement in Three Advanced Democracies; 3 Spaces for Public Orientation? Longitudinal Effects of Internet Use in Adolescence
4 Political Influence across Generations: Partisanship and Candidate Evaluations in the 2008 US Presidential Election5 Facing an Uncertain Reception: Young Citizens and Political Interaction on Facebook; PART II Civics and Citizenship Education; 6 Australian Reflections on Learning to Be Citizens in and with the Social Web; 7 Perceptions of Students and Teachers in England about How Social Media Are Used (and How They Could Be Used) in Schools and Elsewhere; PART III Agency, Mobilization and the Voice of the Young Citizen
8 'The Outraged Young': Young Europeans, Civic Engagement and the Social Media in a Time of Crisis9 The Contribution of Websites and Blogs to the Students' Protest Communication Tactics during the 2010 UK University Occupations; Index
Summary The future engagement of young citizens from a wide range of socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds in democratic politics remains a crucial concern for academics, policy-makers, civics teachers and youth workers around the world. At a time when the negative relationship between socio-economic inequality and levels of political participation is compounded by high youth unemployment or precarious employment in many countries, it is not surprising that new social media communications may be seen as a means to re-engage young citizens. This edited collection explores the influence of
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Social media -- Political aspects
Young adults -- Political activity.
Youth -- Political activity.
Online social networks -- Political aspects
Internet -- Political aspects.
Political participation -- Technological innovations
Political socialization.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology.
Political participation -- Technological innovations.
Online social networks -- Political aspects.
Internet -- Political aspects.
Political socialization.
Social media -- Political aspects.
Young adults -- Political activity.
Youth -- Political activity.
Form Electronic book
Author Loader, Brian, 1958- editor.
Vromen, Ariadne, editor.
Xenos, Michael Andrew, editor.
ISBN 9781317696940