Young Cybogs: Interrogating Technology’s Paradox with, for and By Youth

Monday, 11 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal II (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
RC34 Sociology of Youth (host committee)

Language: English

Young people have been uniquely misappropriated by modern forms of digital technology and capitalism such that youth are sold to/out in new and insidious ways. Unlike the work of many current commentators who insist on complacency and/or hysteria, this session seeks to provide critical sociological analyses with, for and by youth in which young people illustrate the workings of their digital lives and interrogate their own gains and losses from these embedded online positions.
This session invites papers that address youth, digital technology and youth-machine mediated relationships and that explore the place of youth within the modern technological project. Theoretical or qualitative papers that embed scholarship in youth digital media and/or social media practices and perspectives are particularly encouraged. Papers that interrogate new forms of reproduction and resistance to the ubiquitous character of digital media are also encouraged. In speaking and listening closely to youth, these papers interrogate the range of paradoxical influences of digital technology on young lives. In addition, we seek papers arising from visual/digital field work and/or participation of young people in the research, writing, scholarship and/or presentation of research at this conference.
Session Organizer:
Kate TILLECZEK, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Young Cyborgs? Youth and the Digital Age
Ron SRIGLEY, UPEI, Canada; Kate TILLECZEK, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Young People's Understandings of Social Media : Changing Perceptions and Reflective Practices
Justine GANGNEUX, College of Social Sciences, The University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Online Worlds As Playground for Identity Building. What Is Virtual, What Real?
Manfred ZENTNER, Donau-Universität Krems, Austria; Aga TRNKA-KWIECINSKI, Donau-Universität Krems, Austria
Young Cyborgs: Rituals of Resistance to Technology
Kate TILLECZEK, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada; Elliott ELLIOTT TILLECZEK, U of Toronto, Canada
Youth's Emotional Attachment to Mobile Phones
Lucia MERINO MALILLOS, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain
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