Digital Passages: Migrant Youth 2.0

Diaspora, Gender and Youth Cultural Intersections

Koen Leurs

Digital Passages: Migrant Youth 2.0

Koen Leurs

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

340 pages | 20 halftones, 20 line drawings | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9789089646408 Published September 2015 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Increasingly, young people live online, with the vast majority of their social and cultural interactions conducted through means other than face-to-face conversation. How does this transition impact the ways in which young migrants understand, negotiate, and perform identity? That’s the question taken up by Digital Passages: Migrant Youth 2.0, a groundbreaking analysis of the ways that youth culture online interacts with issues of diaspora, gender, and belonging. Drawing on surveys, in-depth interviews, and ethnography, Koen Leurs builds an interdisciplinary portrait of online youth culture and the spaces it opens up for migrant youth to negotiate power relations and to promote intercultural understanding.
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Pramod Nayar, author of An Introduction to New Media and Cybercultures
“A compelling and theoretically rigorous examination of diasporas online.”
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