[Air-L] Reminder - CFP on Youth Digital Participation - Deadline for abstracts July 31 2019

Neta Kligler-Vilenchik Neta.kv at mail.huji.ac.il
Thu Jul 4 07:19:06 PDT 2019

Volume 8, Issue 2

Youth Digital Participation: Opportunities, Challenges, Contexts, and
What?s at Stake

Neta Kligler-Vilenchik (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) and Ioana
Literat (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA)

Submission of Abstracts: 31 July 2019
Submission of Full Papers: 10 January 2020
Publication of the Issue: May/June 2020

In many ways, young people are trailblazers when it comes to digital
participation. They are often the first to adopt new technologies and
platforms, to experiment with modes of production and practices of sharing,
and?due to the significant role that social relations play in their
lives?often spend significant time and energy socializing online (Ito et
al., 2009, 2019; Jenkins et al., 2016). Youth digital participation has
been explored as an opportunity for areas including learning and
professional development (e.g., Ito et al., 2019); self-expression and
identity exploration (e.g., Renninger, 2015); social connection (e.g.,
Weinstein, 2018); as well as for civic and political participation and
expression (e.g., Kligler-Vilenchik & Literat, 2018). At the same time,
youth digital participation should not be uncritically celebrated: Rather,
researchers should be cognizant of the nuances of youth participation and a
focus on when, how, why and for what youth digital participation matters
(Literat et al., 2018).

For this issue, we invite theoretical and empirical (quantitative,
qualitative or mixed-methods) papers that delve into youth digital
participation from such a nuanced perspective, including papers which

   - The potentials and opportunities for youth digital participation,
   including learning, self-expression, social connection, identity
   and more;
   - Youth civic/political expression and participation, including civic
   learning, cross-cutting exposure, and political socialization;
   - How young people?s participatory practices in digital spaces
   contribute (or not) to youth empowerment and agency;
   - Youth perspectives on their own digital participation;
   - Challenges and risks around youth participation;
   - The digital participation of marginalized youth;
   - Methodological perspectives and innovative approaches to studying
   youth digital participation;
   - Ethical issues related to the study of youth digital participation.

These issues can be explored in relation to a variety of digital contexts,
including mainstream social media platforms but also online affinity
networks, smartphone applications, hybrid online/offline contexts, etc.
Authors should be cognizant of strict ethical considerations regarding the
use of data pertaining to minors, even when publicly available (see, e.g.,
Livingstone & Third, 2017; Zimmer & Kinder-Kurlanda, 2017).


Ito, M., Baumer, S., Bittani, M., Cody, R., Stephenson, B.H., Horst, H.A.,
. . . Tripp, L. (2009). *Hanging out, messing around, and geeking out: Kids
living and learning with new media*. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Ito, M., Martin, C., Pfister, R.C., Rafalow, M.H., Salen, K., & Wortman, A.
(2019). *Affinity online: How connection and shared interest fuel learning*.
New York, NY: NYU Press.

Jenkins, H., Shresthova, S., Gamber-Thompson, L., Kligler-Vilenchik, N., &
Zimmerman, A. (2016). *By any media necessary: The new youth activism*. New
York, NY: NYU Press.

Kligler-Vilenchik, N., & Literat, I. (2018). Distributed creativity as
political expression: Youth responses to the 2016 US presidential election
in online affinity networks. *Journal of Communication*, *68*(1), 75-97.

Literat, I., Kligler-Vilenchik, N., Brough, M., & Blum-Ross, A. (2018).
Analyzing youth digital participation: Aims, actors, contexts and
intensities. *The Information Society*, *34*(4),261-273.

Livingstone, S., & Third, A. (2017). Children and young people?s rights in
the digital age: An emerging agenda. *New Media & Society*, *19*(5),

Renninger, B. (2015). ?Where I can be myself? where I can speak my mind?:
Networked counterpublics in a polymedia environment. *New Media & Society*,
*17*(9), 1513-1529.

Weinstein, E. (2018). The social media see-saw: Positive and negative
influences on adolescents? affective well-being. *New Media &
Society*, *20*(10),

Zimmer, M., & Kinder-Kurlanda, K. (Eds.) (2017). *Internet research ethics
for the social age: New challenges, cases, and contexts*. New York, NY:
Peter Lang.

Instructions for Authors:
Authors interested in submitting a paper for this issue are asked to
consult the journal?s instructions for authors
If interested, please send an abstract of 500-600 words by email to the
Editorial Office (mac at cogitatiopress.com) by 31 July 2019, referencing the
thematic issue. Abstracts should include details regarding the paper?s
methodological approach and its contributions to our understanding of youth
digital participation.

Authors will be notified about acceptance by 31 August 2019. The deadline
for the submission of full papers will be 31 January 2020. Final papers
should be a maximum of 8,000 words. Note that all invited articles will
still go through full and anonymous peer review, and that being invited to
submit a full article is no guarantee of final publication in the themed

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Institutions can also join Cogitatio's Membership Program at a very
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