Silly Citizenship

Hartley, John (2010) Silly Citizenship. Critical Discourse Studies, 7(4), pp. 233-248.

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This paper traces historical changes in the concept of citizenship, in order to show how it has shifted from a state enterprise to a form of self-organising, user-created, ludic association, modelled by online social networks in which children - formally non-citizens but crucial to the continuing and changing discursive practices of citizenship-formation - are active agents. The implications of this 'silly' citizenship for communication scholarship are considered.

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ID Code: 39433
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: citizenship, new media, play, satire, discourse
DOI: 10.1080/17405904.2010.511826
ISSN: 1740-5904
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2011 23:30
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2012 14:10

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