In the 21st Century, we have witnessed the simultaneous growth of internet and digital technologies on the one hand, and political protests and mobilisation on the other. Processes of interpersonal relationships, social communication, economic expansion, political protocols and governmental mediation are undergoing a significant transition, across in the world, in developed and emerging Information and Knowledge societies. The young are often seen as forerunners of these changes because of the pervasive and persistent presence of digital and online technologies in their lives. The a Digital Natives with a Cause?a is a research inquiry that uncovers the ways in which young people in emerging ICT contexts make strategic use of technologies to bring about change in their immediate environments. Ranging from personal stories of transformation to efforts at collective change, it aims to identify knowledge gaps that existing scholarship, practice and popular discourse around an increasing usage, adoption and integration of digital technologies in processes of social and political change.In the 21st Century, we have witnessed the simultaneous growth of internet and digital technologies on the one hand, and political protests and mobilisation on the other.
|Title||:||Digital AlterNatives with a Cause?|
|Author||:||Anat Ben-David, Kerryn McKay, Leandra (Cole) Flore, Nilofar Shamin Ansher, Parmesh Shahani, Seema Nair, Shafika Isaacs|
|Publisher||:||The Centre for Internet & Society & Hivos Publications - 2011-07-01|