is still an issue for the global south, as well as for marginalised com-
munities throughout the world. We also show how gender inequalities
and hierarchies are reproduced in digital spaces, demonstrating that
even where women have equal access, possibilities for discrimination
and oppression remain. We conclude by arguing that there remain
important tasks for scholars of technology and newmedia, namely to
monitor the material and symbolic significance of new technological
developments as they emerge and to examine the ways in which they
may reflect and
) community and analyse its visibility within
the apps. By close reading the two case studies, we examine poten-
tial “smartphone communities” in their temporal dimensions, as well
as their demands and promises of participation. In order to gain a
perspective that is neither adverse to newmedia nor celebratory of
assumed participatory community phenomena, the article aims
to interrogate the examples regarding their potential for individua-
tion/dividuation and community building/dissolution. In doing so,
the games’ conditions and the impositions placed on the players
University Frankfurt in the interdisci-
plinary research-group “Transformations of Privacy”.
Marisa McGarry is a Lecturer in Digital Culture at Bowdoin College.
Stefania Milan is Assistant Professor of NewMedia at the University of Amster-
dam and Principal Investigator at DATACTIVE, investigating the evolution of
activism vis-à-vis datafication.
Dhiraj Murthy is an Associate Professor at the School of Journalism and the
Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin.
Jennifer Pybus is a Senior Lecturer at the London College of Communication.
Ramón Reichert and Karin Wenz 5
I Digital Citizenship: Historical and
Mapping a Changing Field
A Literature Review on Digital Citizenship
Louise Jørring, António Valentim and Pablo Porten-Cheé 11
The Ironies of Digital Citizenship
Educational Imaginaries and Digital Losers Across Three Decades
Lina Rahm 39
II Digital Literacy and Social Regulation
The NewMedia, the Youth and Renegotiation of Ethnic
and Religious Identity in Nigeria
Nelson Obinna Omenugha and Henry Chigozie Duru 65
paper “The NewMedia, the Youth and Renegotiation of Ethnic and Religious
Identity in Nigeria” the newmedia use of the population of young Nigerians “with
the view to assessing how much their use habit may have exposed them to this
sort of socialization”. In their analysis, they conclude that the quest to promote
cross-ethnic and cross-religious tolerance and harmony in Nigeria should discuss
the opportunities presented by the newmedia. Against this background, they
suggest that policymakers and other relevant institutions should work towards
University of Utrecht.
Karin Wenz is an assistant professor for Media Culture at
Maastricht University and director of studies of the MA
Stefan Werning is currently working as an assistant pro-
fessor for NewMedia and Game Studies at the University
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Enhancement, Prothesen, Körper-Upgrade – in letzter Zeit ist eine-
technologische Durchdringung des Körpers zu beobachten, die als
Symptom eines tiefgreifenden gesellschaftlichen, ökonomischen und
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in Lucerne, Switzerland and pro-rector of the Teachers Training University of
Bernd Bösel is an assistant professor at the Institute for Art and Media Studies,
University of Potsdam.
Tega Brain is an artist and environmental engineer. She is Assistant Professor of
NewMedia at SUNY Purchase and teaches at the School for Poetic Computation.
Robert Cercós is an industrial engineer and interaction designer. He is a doctoral
researcher in Media and Communication, RMIT University.
Stefan Danter is a doctoral student at the
(refer to Dickins et al. 2011; Smith et al. 2013). But I use these examples to
demonstrate how voice in newmedia can work to undermine dominant discourses
of mental illness.
It would be technologically deterministic to suggest that such sites and
networks are responsible for giving voice in a way that meaningfully destabilises
oppressive power relations. Indeed, it might be tempting to praise the new digital
media for fostering conditions that enable democratic participation by giving voice
to the voiceless (Couldry 2008). But as Carpentier (2011) warns, such