Wired Citizenship

Wired Citizenship

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Wired Citizenship examines the evolving patterns of youth learning and activism in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In todaya€™s digital age, in which formal schooling often competes with the peer-driven outlets provided by social media, youth all over the globe have forged new models of civic engagement, rewriting the script of what it means to live in a democratic society. As a result, state-society relationships have shifteda€”never more clearly than in the MENA region, where recent uprisings were spurred by the mobilization of tech-savvy and politicized youth. Combining original research with a thorough exploration of theories of democracy, communications, and critical pedagogy, this edited collection describes how youth are performing citizenship, innovating systems of learning, and re-imagining the practices of activism in the information age. Recent case studies illustrate the context-specific effects of these revolutionary new forms of learning and social engagement in the MENA region.a€œWe all are Malalaa€ A teenage girl speaking out for girlsa#39; education is just about the most terrifying thing in the world for the ... She not only inspired millions of Pakistanis, but the entire world was mesmerized. ... Angelina Jolie penned an essay in The Daily Beast that was reported in almost every major news outlet in the USanbsp;...

Title:Wired Citizenship
Author:Linda Herrera
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-03-05


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