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ERIC Number: EJ1132051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
"Everybody Knows Your Business"/"Todo Mundo Se Da Cuenta": Immigrant Adults' Construction of Privacy, Risk, and Vulnerability in Online Platforms
Noguerón-Liu, Silvia
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v60 n5 p505-513 Mar-Apr 2017
This article examines immigrant adults' understandings of privacy, risk, and vulnerability in digital literacy practices that involve visual media. Although the benefits of digital media production have been explored with immigrant youths, the perspectives of adults remain unexplored. Informed by critical and transnational perspectives to digital literacies, ethical guidelines in visual media research, and social constructions of privacy, the author analyzes interactions in technology workshops for Spanish-dominant, immigrant adults. Findings illustrate how adults' understandings of online privacy are shaped by simultaneous affiliations to local and transnational networks. Findings also show differences in adults' distribution, consumption, production, and presence in visual media published in online platforms, as well as their perspectives about participating (or refusing to participate) in these practices. Implications for practitioners implementing technology projects with nondominant and immigrant communities are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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