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Youth Culture and Net Culture

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Youth Culture and Net Culture: Online Social Practices aims to engage the complex relationship between technology and youth culture, while outlining the details of various online social activities. This book focuses on generational aspects of online social practices, as well as other facets, such as gender and social class. Presenting the views of young people regarding social practices is paramount in a time when the educational system, policymakers and non-governmental organizations are calling for this knowledge.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Context of Net Cultures
    1. Chapter 1: Young People and Online Risk
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EMPIRICAL AND THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS
      4. SAFE USE GUIDES
      5. CULTURE AND RISK
      6. SEX CRIMES
      7. BULLYING
      8. TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS
      9. LAYER CAKE METAPHOR
      10. POLICY MAKING
      11. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    2. Chapter 2: Youth and Online Social Networking
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. YOUTH AND ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING IN A DANISH CONTEXT
      4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS: MEDIATED DISCOURSE ANALYSIS, NEXUS ANALYSIS AND GEOGRAPHIES OF DISCOURSE
      5. A MEDIA CONTENT SURVEY OF DANISH PRINT MEDIA’S COVERAGE OF YOUTH AND ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING
      6. THE ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE
      7. ANALYSIS: GOOD AND BAD EXPERIENCES
      8. FROM LOCAL EXPERIENCES TO PUBLIC DISCOURSES
      9. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    3. Chapter 3: Swedish Students Online
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESULTS FROM QUESTIONNAIRE
      4. RESULTS FROM FOCUS GROUPS
      5. CONCLUSIONS: TWO CULTURES ON THE INTERNET
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  9. Section 2: Identity
    1. Chapter 4: Fat Talk
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EATING DISORDERS OFFLINE AND ONLINE
      4. GIRLHOOD AND YOUTH AS A SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CATEGORY
      5. STUDYING BLOGS
      6. FATFATFAT IS FATTER THAN FAT
      7. EMOTICONS IN BLOGS
      8. THE BODY AS NORMAL AND ABNORMAL
      9. FOOD, FEELINGS AND FEEDING THE BODY
      10. CONCLUSION: THE PROCESS OF CONSTRUCTING THE BODY IN BLOGS
    2. Chapter 5: To Be Continued…
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. IDENTITIES AND LITERACIES
      5. A NOTE ON RESEARCH METHODS
      6. THE FAN FICTION COMMUNITY
      7. THE STORIES THAT INSPIRE
      8. FAN FICTION AS A SOCIAL PRACTICE
      9. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      10. OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    3. Chapter 6: Digital Neighbourhoods
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NET CULTURES AND DIGITAL NATIVES
      4. THE EVERYDAY LIFE ONLINE
      5. MAKING FRIENDS IN A PERSONAL SPHERE
      6. SELF-PRESENTATION AND FEEDBACK
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 7: The Use of Interactive Media in Identity Construction by Female Undergraduates in a Nigerian University
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
    5. Chapter 8: The Representation of Female Friendships on Young Women’s Myspace Profiles
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE SAMPLE OF PROFILES
      4. BACKGROUND OF THIS RESEARCH
      5. FEMALE FRIENDSHIP AS ROWDY AND ‘LADDISH’
      6. CLOSENESS, LOYALTY, AND INTIMACY IN FEMALE FRIENDSHIPS
      7. SUPERIORITY OF FRIENDSHIP GROUPS AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE FEMALE ‘OTHER’
      8. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 9: YouTube as a Performative Arena
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. NEGOTIATING “THE YOUTUBE SUBLIME”
      3. READING THE PHYSICAL GRAFFITI
      4. DIMENSION 1: SPACE
      5. THE ONLINE SPACE
      6. DIMENSION 2: COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP
      7. DIMENSION 3: GENDER IDENTITIES
      8. CONCLUSION: ESTABLISHING A PERFORMATIVE ARENA
  10. Section 3: Identity and Sexuality
    1. Chapter 10: Young People and Cybersex in a Sexually Conservative Society
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAURITIAN YOUNG PEOPLE’S CYBERSEX
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 11: Youth, Sexuality and the Internet
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LOOKING FOR SEXUAL INFORMATION AND ADVICE ONLINE
      5. FROM ADOLESCENCE TO ADULTHOOD
      6. GAINING INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT SEXUALITY ON THE INTERNET
      7. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    3. Chapter 12: Adolescents and Online Dating Attitudes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CHARACTERISTICS AND ATTITUDES OF ADOLESCENTS IN RELATION TO ONLINE DATING
      5. COPING STRATEGY OF ADOLESCENTS INVOLVED IN ONLINE DATING
      6. PERCEPTIONS OF PARENTS ABOUT ONLINE DATING BY ADOLESCENTS
      7. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH ADOLESCENTS AND ONLINE DATING ATTITUDES
      8. METHODOLOGY
      9. DATA ANALYSIS
      10. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      11. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      12. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 13: The Role of Internet Newsgroups in the Coming-Out Process of Gay Male Youth
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKROUND
      4. METHOD
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 4: Contemporary Challenges
    1. Chapter 14: The Competent Youth’s Exposure of Teachers at YouTube.se
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ADOPTING NEW LOGICS AND BEHAVING PROVOCATIVELY
      4. THE COMPETENT CHILD AS PART OF THE YOUTH CULTURE
      5. WHAT KIND OF TEACHERS ARE EXPOSED ON YOUTUBE
      6. THE CONTEMPORARY COMPETENT YOUTH’S EXPOSURES OF TEACHERS ON YOUTUBE.SE
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    2. Chapter 15: Moving from Cyber-Bullying to Cyber-Kindness
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESEARCH METHODS
      4. WHAT STUDENTS, EDUCATORS AND PARENTS SAY ABOUT CYBER-BULLYING
      5. CYBER-KINDNESS: CARING AND RESPECTFUL ONLINE RELATIONSHIPS
      6. TEACHERS: OPINIONS ABOUT CYBER-KINDNESS
      7. ENCOURAGING CYBER-KINDNESS
      8. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
    3. Chapter 16: Electronic Aggression among Adolescents
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ELECTRONIC AGGRESSION: DEFINITIONAL ISSUES
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 17: Ways of ICT Usage Among Mildly Intellectually Disabled Adolescents
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: THE INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED AS USERS OF ICT
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. IMPORTANCE AND PURPOSES OF ICT USAGE
      5. RESPONDENTS’ NEEDS FOR ACQUIRING NEW ICT SKILLS
      6. ICT AND ITS USAGE FOR COMMUNICATION PURPOSES
      7. AWARENESS OF THE RISKS RELATED TO ICT USAGE
      8. ICT USAGE AND ELECTRONIC AGGRESSION3
      9. BEING A VICTIM OF ELECTRONIC AGGRESSION
      10. BEING A PERPETRATOR OF ELECTRONIC AGGRESSION
      11. ICT USAGE AND FAMILY LIFE
      12. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      13. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 18: Gaming and Aggression
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. VIDEO GAME USE IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
      3. AGGRESSION: TERMINOLOGIES AND DEFINITIONS
      4. VIOLENT VIDEO GAME PLAYING AND AGGRESSION
      5. CATEGORIZATION OF VIOLENT CONTENT IN GAMES
      6. THE PAN EUROPEAN GAME INFORMATION: A EUROPEAN VIDEO GAME RATING SYSTEM
      7. THE PRESENT STUDY
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS
      10. FURTHER RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 19: Young People, Sexual Content and Solicitation Online
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 20: Spirituality in Cybercrime (Yahoo Yahoo) Activities among Youths in South West Nigeria
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ONLINE INTERACTIONS AND THE PHENOMENON OF CYBERCRIME
      4. SPIRITUALITY IN YORUBA CULTURAL BELIEFS
      5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors
  14. Young Author’s Thoughts on Net Culture
    1. THE NEOMILLENNIALS VS. PREVIOUS GENERATIONS
    2. MY BLOG: EXPRESSIONS AND EMOTIONS
    3. BLOGGING
    4. HOW DO HEALTH BLOGS AFFECT YOUNG GIRLS AND THEIR WAY OF LOOKING AT THEMSELVES AND THEIR BODIES?
    5. ONLINE ART AND MUSIC
  15. Index