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ERIC Number: EJ1101871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1618-5293
Political Participation as Public Pedagogy--The Educational Situation in Young People's Political Conversations in Social Media
Andersson, Erik; Olson, Maria
Journal of Social Science Education, v13 n4 p115-126 Win 2014
In this article we argue that young people's political participation in the social media can be considered "public pedagogy". The argument builds on a previous empirical analysis of a Swedish net community called Black Heart. Theoretically, the article is based on a particular notion of public pedagogy, education and Hannah Arendt's expressive agonism. The political participation that takes place in the net community builds up an educational situation that involves central characteristics: communication, community building, a strong content focus and content production, argumentation and rule following. These characteristics pave the way for young people's public voicing, experiencing, preferences and political interests that guide their everyday political life and learning--a phenomenon that we understand as a form of public pedagogy.
Journal of Social Science Education. Bielefeld University Faculty of Sociology, Universitätsstraße 25, 33615 Bielefeld, Germany. Tel: +49-521-106-3985; Fax: +49-521-106-153986; e-mail: info@jsse.org; Web site: http://jsse.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/index.php/jsse
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden