Title Breaking stereotypes online: Young activists' use of the Internet for social well-being
Authors HERRERO DIZ, PAULA, Ramos-Serrano, Marina, HERRERO DIZ, PAULA
External publication No
Means Catal. J. Commun. Cultur. Studies
Scope Article
Nature Científica
SJR Quartile 2
SJR Impact 0.15900
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85050165625&doi=10.1386%2fcjcs.10.1.99_1&partnerID=40&md5=34673ca1d5adc77fa716ccccadbdb34f
Publication date 01/04/2018
ISI 000433169900006
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85050165625
DOI 10.1386/cjcs.10.1.99_1
Abstract Internet Technologies for Empowerment and Participation (TEP) have fostered spontaneous bottom-up movements that have allowed young minorities to advocate for initiatives for improving their communities. The most recent theories confirm the emergence of an empowered citizenry thanks to the technology they are using for the common good. Within these positive visions for Internet activism, there is a position that stands out that affirms that there is a gender difference in the use of these technologies; compared to men, 'young women use the Internet in a way that contributes to social well-being'. A paradigmatic example of this use is the young blogger Malala Yousafzai, who was awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize. Using the case study method, this article explores six paradigmatic examples that illustrate the new ways women are empowering themselves through the Internet.
Keywords empowerment; Internet; social well-being; girls; youths; digital communication
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