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[ecrea] CFP - Continuum Special Edition: "Mediated Youth Cultures"

Sun Apr 04 15:56:46 GMT 2010

>Call for Papers: "Mediated Youth Cultures"
>A special issue of Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies 
>(ISSN: 1030-4312)
>Abstracts due May 14
>Guest Editors: Andy Bennett & Brady Robards (Griffith University, Australia)
>Conventionally speaking, the study of youth cultures and their 
>associated practices has been focused around the notion of the youth 
>cultural group as a locally situated, physical entity. In recent 
>years, however, research has pointed to the impact of digital media 
>technologies on young people, their cultural practices and forms of 
>interaction. In particular, it has been noted how more recently 
>introduced communication technologies, notably the internet and the 
>mobile phone, have opened up new, often 'virtual' spheres of 
>interaction between young people. This in turn begs new questions 
>about the nature of youth culture in the early 21st century. This 
>special edition of Continuum will consider the impact of new 
>communication technologies on youth culture and the way the latter 
>have altered and enhanced the forms of interaction underpinning 
>youth cultural practice.
>Papers are being sought in the following areas:
>- Mediated youth identities
>- Engagement with online social spaces (social network(ing) sites, 
>online games and other virtual environments)
>- Youth engagement with peer-to-peer file sharing
>- 'Trans-local' youth cultural formations
>- Access to sport and extreme sport (Roller Derby, breakdancing, 
>martial-arts, etc.)
>- Risk-taking behaviour (chemical cultures, piracy, etc.)
>Abstracts (of approx. 200-300 words) should be submitted to 
><mailto:(b.robards /at/>(b.robards /at/ no later 
>than 14th May 2010. Authors are invited to contact Andy Bennett 
>(<mailto:(a.bennett /at/>(a.bennett /at/ to 
>discuss their approach in advance of submitting abstracts. 
>Successful authors will be asked to submit a full paper, which will 
>be subject to a blind refereeing process.

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
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