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|Title:||Redefining youth activism through digital technology in Singapore|
|Citation:||Zhang, W. (2013). Redefining youth activism through digital technology in Singapore. International Communication Gazette 75 (3) : 253-270. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1177/1748048512472858|
|Abstract:||This article examines the relationship between youth, digital technology and civic engagement, within the context of the authoritarian democracy of Singapore. In-depth interviews with 23 young activists were conducted to provide information regarding the emergence of digital activism. The findings are presented in three parts. First, the article explains how activism has been understood in the Singaporean context, and how young activists understand, appropriate or reject this concept. Through this exercise of (re)defining activism, we are able to see how ICT goes beyond its function as a tool, and for young activists becomes an important component of their political lexicon. Second, the article examines generational shift through the young activists' own accounts of their parents and seniors, including how the prominence of ICT differs between older and younger activists. Third, it explores current use of ICT in activism, examining different types of technology and their advantages and shortcomings. © The Author(s) 2013.|
|Source Title:||International Communication Gazette|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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