"Though both are bound in the spiral dance, I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess." – Donna Haraway

Call For Papers | Girls and Digital Culture.

The list of speakers for this conference looks fantastic! I am really hoping I can make it to London next September.

Abstracts of up to 200 words should be sent to girlsanddigitalculture@gmail.com, by 31st March 2012

Comments on: "CFP of Interest: Girls and Digital Culture, deadline 3/31" (2)

  1. Girls socialization, self-discovery and identity through social network

    Nowadays, young people move naturally in network and virtual communities,. These environments play a significant role in their socialization, leisure behavior, in self-discovery, and in how young people see themselves in relation to the world. Every year the JIM-Study by the Pedagogical Media Research Center Southwest (Medienpädagogischer Forschungsverbund Südwest) presents its research results regarding the media behavior of 12- to 19-year-old teenagers, paying special attention in 2011 to the use of social platforms and the importance of the online communication in their daily life. With regard to the special topic of interest “Girls and social networks” we would like to report these important issues in order to understand properly how relationship and communication, self-presentation and identity are related: How do girls use social networks and how does the use of social networks impact on their socialization?
    Based on the problem described above, we take into account the most important developmental tasks in adolescence and how social networks benefit and offer entirely different ways of configuring development tasks in comparison to ages without Internet. By shaping their digital environment, it is shown that girls especially use the online world as a playground for the treatment of development issues that arise in the offline context. Online and offline world are directly linked.

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