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The Nexus of Critical Citizenship and Social Media

, Michigan State University, United States

CITE Journal Volume 19, Number 4, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

The practice of critical citizenship requires an authentic investigation into issues surrounding the exercise of power in our world. However, while young people increasingly engage with others and with the world through social media, this authentic meeting place has traditionally not been the location of a critical analysis within the context of citizenship. This paper seeks to identify a rational for and develop a process by which social media becomes both a site of contestation and empowerment in the project of critical citizenship. It seeks to place this work of criticality not in a world thrust upon young people, but rather, within the social media world of young people.

Citation

Durham, B.S. (2019). The Nexus of Critical Citizenship and Social Media. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 19(4), 754-769. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved April 7, 2020 from .