(ICS 2020) Constructing Young Selves in a Digital Media Ecology: Youth Cultures, Practices and Identity

Premised upon a notion of youth as a social construction, as well as upon its permeability, and taking into account how young people – whether as young children, tweens, teenagers, or late twentysomething, whether in the West or outside of it- are growing up with significant access to globalized media and transmedia platforms and narratives, this two-day international symposium will critically investigate the issues presented by the construction of young selves within the contemporary digital media ecology. With the aim to grasp the complexity and diversity of most young people’s experiences and practices with online technologies.