Campus Units

Education, School of

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

7-6-2018

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy

Volume

62

Issue

3

First Page

281

Last Page

289

DOI

10.1002/jaal.889

Abstract

The author investigated the relation between young people's new literacies practices and identity development on Twitter and found that participants used three new literacies practices (live‐tweeting, hashtagging, and information sharing) in unique ways to develop feminist identities in this social media space. Participants mobilized popular culture to initiate dialogue about feminist issues, such as the wage gap, to participate in social activism (e.g., advocating for women's reproductive care), and to provide informal counsel to peers. Twitter can be a vital space for young people to become feminists, providing opportunities to learn, develop, and participate.

Comments

This accepted article is published as Gleason, B. (2018). Adolescents becoming feminist on Twitter: New literacies practices, commitments, and identity work. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. 62(3); 281-289. DOI: 10.1002/jaal.889. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

International Literacy Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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