THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY ON THE INTERNET: A STUDY OF SWEDISH YOUNG PEOPLE’S SELF-PRESENTATION IN A WEB COMMUNITY

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Identity, Agency and Social Institutions in Educational Ethnography

ISBN: 978-0-76231-144-6, eISBN: 978-1-84950-297-9

ISSN: 1529-210X

Publication date: 30 December 2004

Abstract

Globalization of the media communications progressed rapidly during the twentieth century thanks to innumerable innovation within information technologies particularly communications satellites, digitalization and advances in computer technology. Today we can utilize new communication systems that allow a worldwide distribution of messages from one place to another. In the middle of the global development of mass media we can find many children and young people. With their engaging, interactive properties, the new digital media are suggested to have more impact on how children grow and learn, what they value, and ultimately who they become than any other medium that has come before (Montgomery, 2002). New media technology influences the life and culture of young people. What is the nature of the content in it and whose values and judgments does it represent is a fatal question for educational researchers today.

Citation

Moinian, F. (2004), "THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY ON THE INTERNET: A STUDY OF SWEDISH YOUNG PEOPLE’S SELF-PRESENTATION IN A WEB COMMUNITY", Troman, G., Jeffrey, B. and Walford, G. (Ed.) Identity, Agency and Social Institutions in Educational Ethnography (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Vol. 10), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 21-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1529-210X(04)10002-8

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