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Politicizing participatory culture at the margins: the significance of class, gender and online media for the practices of youth networks in the MENA region

Banaji, Shakuntala and Moreno Almeida, Cristina (2020) Politicizing participatory culture at the margins: the significance of class, gender and online media for the practices of youth networks in the MENA region. Global Media and Communication. ISSN 1742-7665

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Identification Number: 10.1177/1742766520982029

Abstract

Our paper focuses on case studies of artistic, creative and political participation by young feminists and civil society groups in Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and the UAE. Central questions uncover the intersecting significance of class, gender and new media in young MENA citizens’ participation; the connections between mediated cultural production and political intervention; and the role of structural barriers for online community and agency. Our conclusions challenge the notion that the democratic ethos of civic participation networks has burgeoned since digitization, and highlights that digital tools and online spaces work more effectively for youth with existing offline economic power and/or cultural capital.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/gmc
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Media and Communications
Middle East Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JC Political theory
T Technology
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2019 09:39
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021 01:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/101475

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