Navigating iScapes : Australian youth constructing identities and social relations in a network society

Mallan, Kerry M., Ashford, Barbara, & Singh, Parlo (2010) Navigating iScapes : Australian youth constructing identities and social relations in a network society. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 41(3), pp. 264-279.

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This paper extends Appadurai’s notion of “scapes” to delineate what we see as “iScapes”. We contend that iScapes captures the way online technologies shape interactions that invariably filter into offline contexts, giving shape and meaning to human actions and motivations. By drawing on research on high school students’ online activities we examine the flow of iScapes they inhabit in the process of constructing identities and forming social relations.

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ID Code: 31632
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: identities, scapes, network societies, youth , friends, iscapes
DOI: 10.1111/j.1548-1492.2010.01087.x
ISSN: 1548-1492
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 American Anthropological Association
Deposited On: 05 Apr 2010 23:26
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:23

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