“This is a fascinating and thought provoking volume on youth engagement with digital technology and one that is genuinely transnational and transdisciplinary in flavour. Studies of gaming, video production and social media show how new technologies are woven into the lives of young people, supporting their developing sense of agency and civic engagement. An important contribution to the field.”
Guy Merchant, Professor of Literacy in Education, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Edited by Michalis Kontopodis, Christos Varvantakis and Christoph Wulf, a volume titled “Global Youth in Digital Trajectories” has just been published by Routledge,presenting some of the most significant work produced within the context of the DIGITMED project.
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Global Youth in Digital Trajectories
Edited by: Michalis Kontopodis, Christos Varvantakis & Christoph Wulf
Global Youth in Digital Trajectories explores the most recent developments regarding youth and media in a global perspective. Representing an innovative contribution to virtual research methods, this book presents research carried out in areas as diverse as Greece, the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Russia, and India. The volume examines which new anthropological, and cultural-historical conditions and changes arise in connection with the widespread presence of digital media in the lives of the networked teens. Indeed, it is highlighted that the differentiation between an offline world and an online world is inapplicable to the lives of most young people.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Exploring Global Youth in Digital Trajectories
Michalis Kontopodis, Christos Varvantakis & Christoph Wulf
Chapter 1: Digital Identity Building: A Dialogue with Berlin Technology & Computer Science Students
Nika Daryan & Christoph Wulf
Chapter 2: Young People, Facebook and Pedagogy: Recognizing Contemporary Forms of Multimodal Text Making
Jeff Bezemer & Gunther Kress
Chapter 3: Playing Sports with Nintendo Wii in Berlin: Technography, Interactivity & Imagination
Nino Ferrin & Michalis Kontopodis
Chapter 4: Digital Filmmaking as a Means for the Development of Reflection: A Case Study of a Disabled University Student in Moscow
Olga Rubtsova & Natalya Ulanova
Chapter 5: Youth Tubing the Greek Crisis: A Cultural-Historical Perspective
Manolis Dafermos, Sofia Triliva and Christos Varvantakis
Chapter 6: Dove YouTube Campaign “The Pressure on Young Girls & Women to Fit an Artificial Body Ideal”: A Sequential Analysis
Alexios Brailas, Giorgos Alexias & Konstantinos Koskinas
Chapter 7: Youth, Facebook and Mediated Protest in India: A Cross-Media Exploration
Chapter 8: Enhancing Multimedia Use in State Secondary Schools in São Paulo: Α Critical Collaborative Perspective
Fernanda Liberali, Maria Cecília Magalhães, Maria Cristina Meaney, Camila Santiago, Maurício Canuto, Feliciana Amaral, Bruna Cababe & Jessica Santos
Instead of an Epilogue: Iconophagy: Impact and Impulses for Global Youth & Education
Norval Baitello jun.
List of Contributors & Biographical Information