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Digital Passages: Migrant Youth 2.0: Diaspora, Gender and Youth Cultural Intersections

by Koen Leurs

Amsterdam University Press, 2015


Paper: 978-90-8964-640-8

eISBN: 978-90-485-2304-7

About the Book
Increasingly, young people live online, with the vast majority of their social and cultural interactions conducted through means other than face-to-face conversation. How does this transition impact the ways in which young migrants understand, negotiate, and perform identity? That's the question taken up by Digital Passages: Migrant Youth 2.0, a ground-breaking analysis of the ways that youth culture online interacts with issues of diaspora, gender, and belonging. Drawing on surveys, in-depth interviews, and ethnography, Koen Leurs builds an interdisciplinary portrait of online youth culture and the spaces it opens up for migrant youth to negotiate power relations and to promote intercultural understanding.
About the Author
Koen Leurs is a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science and he is affiliated with the Institute for Cultural Inquiry at the Graduate Gender Programme at Utrecht University.
“A compelling and theoretically rigorous examination of diasporas online.”
— Pramod Nayar, author of An Introduction to New Media and Cybercultures

MediaMatters, Digital media, Minorities in mass media, Moroccans, Ethnic mass media, Mass media, Gender, Media Studies, Social life and customs, Social aspects, Social Science
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License: CC BY-NC 4.0