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More than an Arena for Communication and Sharing Practices: A Meta-Analysis of Young Readers’ Use of Digitized Media
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Education, Language, and Teaching.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4382-132X
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Education, Language, and Teaching.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8771-8597
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Social media has affected the lives of the individuals, and the societies, globally speaking. The study presents a meta-analysis of six published and two ongoing studies on young readers’ use of digitised media. The studies were presented as articles in journals, and as conference papers, between December 2009 and December 2017. The data for all articles was collected online, on open networking sites, or social media. The data collection draws on virtual etnography, while the theoretical framework includes gender studies, media, sociology of literature, education and intersectionality.

 

The meta-analysis discusses theories and practice regarding young readers’ use of digital environments and the activities related to their preferred reading, to share material and thoughts, to process personal experiences and to publish school work. In these activities, the young readers use digitised media for inclusion into a networking community or a particular group.

 

The results show that young readers’ use of digitised media can be classified in four key categories: personal development, promotion of self, socio-political engagement and as an alternative to educational establishment. These four key categories show that young readers not only use digitised media for inclusion, but also for taking a stance on a personal, or societal, level.

 

For educators, political scientists and politicians who might believe that young people do not read, or do not care for politics or the future, this meta-analysis might provide a more nuanced image.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018.
Keywords [en]
Social Media, Digitized Media, Inclusion, Meta Analysis, Digital Environments
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Humanities and the Arts Didactics
Research subject
Swedish and Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-67661OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-67661DiVA, id: diva2:1182884
Conference
4th International Conference on Theory & Practice (ICTP), Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research, Adelaide, Feb 9-10, 2018
Available from: 2018-02-15 Created: 2018-02-15 Last updated: 2018-02-20Bibliographically approved

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