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[ecrea] CFP: Senex Journal of Aging Studies: Media And The New Media Ecosystem Special Issue
Wed Nov 07 16:15:12 GMT 2018
*/CFP: Senex Journal of Aging Studies: /**Media And The New Media
Ecosystem Special Issue***
/Since 2018, Senex Journal of Aging Studies deals with aging in files
comprised of articles evaluating aging more within the historical –
sociological context of its relational nature, rather than just
discussing it as a stand-alone issue. Within this scope, the subject of
the second file of Senex has been determined as Media and the New Media
One of the haikus of Bashou expresses the cycle of life and the passion
we have for life, as follows: “I am in Kyo, but, oh bird of life, I
still miss Kyo!” Aging causes us to long for the past, in particular our
youth, with nostalgia, and to remember it as if past times were somehow
better times. More precisely, the myth of “youth” is configured in the
life course so as to be remembered in a more noble light. The media, in
particular, plays an important role in the regeneration of this myth.
The phenomenon of aging changes the utilization of the media and
practices of new media in daily life. The practices of the media and new
media within the life course, representation of this cycle in various
environments of the media and new media, use of technologies and
information technologies in aging, and the development of
gerontechnological products are important subjects which have been dealt
with in the international literature. However, in Turkey, aging studies
and both generational differences and heterogeneity of old age from
interdisciplinary and intersectional points of view are relatively new.
In particular, the phenomenon of digital inequality exhibits differences
and variations based on gender, ethnicity, and social class, among older
generations. Digital inequality itself is varied under numerous
different headings such as ownership of resources, access to resources,
and inequalities in individuals skill set aptitudes. The flow of
information and the use of information technologies also vary among the
different generations, as displayed in generational differences in
habits displayed on social media usage. The media and new media
ecosystem used is shaped according to the individuals cultural and
economic capital possessed up until that time. Deprivations and
possession affect the use of the ecosystem. If we accept the media and
new media ecosystem as a cultural and economic “area”, it will be
possible for us to observe how the individual’s existence is shaped and
affected by intersections of numerous components in daily life.
Given this background, /Senex: Journal of Aging Studies /will publish
its second file, entitled, /The Media and New Media Ecosystem, /in
November 2019. As such, the Media and New Media Ecosystem file will
include studies, which assesses the practicalities of existence of
different generations in an aging community within the media and new
media ecosystem. Suggested research questions which may be addressed in
this file are listed as follows:
·What are older generations doing within the media and new media ecosystems?
·How are different generations being included in the new media ecosystem?
·How is the phenomenon of aging represented in the media and new media?
·What opportunities might the media and new media ecosystems create by
eliminating social isolation brought about by aging?
·By demonstrating sensitivity to heterogeneity among older adults, what
mobile application designs promise to make life easier for older adults?
How can these applications be used?
·How would being connected to the modern public sector and being
included in the virtual extension bring value to society, especially to
·What are the positive and negative roles of smart technologies, the
Internet of things and the vehicles of observation in the process of aging?
·What appearance do the skills of digital literacy, which in our day,
have become a requirement like basic reading and writing, have among the
·What impact do digital inequality types have on the different generations?
·At what levels are the possessions of digital skills, literacy of
technology and the social media found among the older generations in
·What, if any, are the macro social policy (either indirectly or via
information technologies) goals for the elimination of social
inequalities between older male and female populations?
The guest editor of this file will be *Prof. Dr. Mutlu Binark*, the
Faculty of Communications at Hacettepe University, while the assistant
editor will be *Dr. Bilge Narin*, Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University
Researchers who wish to contribute to the Media and New Media Ecosystem
file may submit articles, prepared in accordance with the /Senex:
Journal of Aging Studies /format criteria, to (binark /at/ hacettepe.edu.tr)
<mailto:(binark /at/ hacettepe.edu.tr)> and (senex /at/ akdeniz.edu.tr)
<mailto:(senex /at/ akdeniz.edu.tr)>, *by _May 3, 2019_.*
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