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Author Thomas, Angela (Angela A.)

Title Youth online : identity and literacy in the digital age / Angela Thomas.

Published New York : Peter Lang, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  305.235028546 THOM    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series New literacies and digital epistemologies ; v. 19.
New literacies and digital epistemologies ; v. 19.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-232) and index.
Contents 1 Introduction -- 2 Virtual self : authoring identity -- 3 Youth online : five young people share their stories -- 4 Youth participation : learning and growth in the forum -- 5 Youth identities : narratives of self in the avatar -- 6 Youth literacies : understanding self through role-playing the other -- 7 Youth socialization : the seamlessness of online and offline worlds -- 8 Conclusion : literacies and identities in the digital age.
Summary "Youth Online chronicles the stories of young people from several countries - the US, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, and Holland - and their interactions in online communities over a seven-year period. It examines how young people construct their identities in various social contexts: social, fantasy, role-playing; and for various social purposes: leadership, learning, power, rebellion and romance. It explores the ways youth are deploying both visual and literary cues to develop a full sense of presence online and to effectively communicate with their peers. Using methods of textual, visual, and socio-psychological analysis, this book illuminates the ways in which young people are making sense of their own identities and their place within broader communities."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Internet and teenagers.
Internet -- Social aspects.
Identity (Psychology) in adolescence.
Internet games -- Social aspects.
Fantasy games -- Social aspects.
Role playing -- Social aspects.
Postmodernism -- Social aspects.
Standard Number 2571044
ISBN 9781433100338 (cloth : alk. paper)
1433100339 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780820478548 (pb : alk. paper)
0820478547 (pb : alk. paper)