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ERIC Number: EJ1177547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1323-577X
The 'Hidden Transcripts' of Digital Natives in the Peri-Urban Jungle: Young People Making Sense of Their Use of Social/Digital Media
Smyth, John; Harrison, Tim
Educational Practice and Theory, v37 n1 p5-17 2015
The way young people engage with and make sense of digital/social media is not quite what it seems. In this paper we present two quite different versions, drawing on the work of political scientist James C. Scott. On the one hand, there is the 'public' or official transcript or rendition, which comprises the way adults conceive of this usage, and in which young people acquiesce with. On the other hand, in order to subvert the former, what is going on concurrently, is a hidden transcript which is opaque to outsiders and is revealed only to other young 'insiders'. Acquiescing with the former, in a sense, provides young people with the space in which to construct a much more resistant version of their usage of digital media.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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