Digital belongings: The intersections of social cohesion, connectivity and digital media

Show simple item record Marlowe, Jay en Bartley, Allen en Collins, Francis en 2017-02-16T03:55:33Z en 2017-02 en
dc.identifier.citation Ethnicities 17(1):85-102 Feb 2017 en
dc.identifier.issn 1468-7968 en
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dc.description.abstract The rapid proliferation and ongoing transformation of digital technologies and social media platforms have had a substantial influence on the participatory cultures of young people and their associated social connections. This social/digital nexus raises important questions of social cohesion, with digital technologies at once augmenting social interaction whilst simultaneously creating an uneven landscape of access for participation. To address this interface of the digital and the social, this paper presents a qualitative study of 24 tertiary students from ethnic minority backgrounds living in Auckland, New Zealand, who use social media. Incorporating a pre-screening questionnaire, a one-week social media diary and semi-structured interviews, this study presents the ways in which digital belongings influence participants' practices of friendship and family. The ways that connective media influence, and even constrain interaction alongside the politics of belongings, are theorised to further examine the meanings and experiences behind participants' social media usage and social contact. By integrating these ideas, this paper presents the ways in which young university students use social media and the extent to which digital interaction and networking influence social participation and social cohesion. en
dc.publisher Sage Publications en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Ethnicities en
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dc.title Digital belongings: The intersections of social cohesion, connectivity and digital media en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1468796816654174 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 85 en
pubs.volume 17 en
dc.description.version AM - Accepted Manuscript en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: SAGE Publications (UK and US) en
pubs.end-page 102 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 534323 en Education and Social Work en Counselling,HumanServ &Soc.Wrk en
dc.identifier.eissn 1741-2706 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-07-04 en 2016-06-19 en

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