Ethnic minotity youths participation in the production and consumption of social media in Norway
The project "Ethnic minority youths participation in the production and consumption of social media in Norway" will study the use of digital and online media by immigrant youth in relation to participation in the Norwegian public sphere. The aims of the proposed research are to describe and produce a typology of the ways in which immigrant youth participate in public spaces on the World Wide Web, to explore the limits and potential of the Web as an inclusive public space within the Norwegian context.
The research questions derive directly from the above-cited aims. They read as follows:
To what extent do immigrant youth participate actively on the Web?
a) to what extent do they produce media (texts, audio and visual)?
b) to what extent do they participate in online discussions?
What cultural discourses do they articulate in their creative productions and discussions and to what extent are these related to the dominant discourse on immigrants and on their own situation?
To what extent do young immigrant media producers find an audience for their digital productions and what potential do they have of being heard and acknowledged?
To what extent do they participate in the broader civic public sphere context?