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Refiguring the net generation : beyond users

Leong, Susan & Tay, Elaine (2006) Refiguring the net generation : beyond users. In Association of Internet Researchers 2006 : Internet Convergences, 27-30 September, 2006, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In place of, or alongside paradigms such as "the net generation", we suggest that the full implications of the Internet might be productively analysed using a broader framework, that of social imaginaries. First used by Cornelius Castoriadis and more recently by Charles Taylor, the social imaginary, as applied here, is the loosely co-ordinated body of significations that enable our social acts and practices by making sense of them.

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ID Code: 37707
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: net generation, social imaginaries, Cornelius Castoriadis
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Social Theory (160806)
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 > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2010 07:28
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 03:47

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