#YouthMediaLife 2021 Conference
Abstr. due: 17.07.2020
Dates: 29.03.21 — 01.04.21
Area Of Sciences: Sociology;
Organizing comittee e-mail: yml2021 AT univie.ac.at
Organizers: University of Vienna
In mediatised cultures, people are engaged in increasingly complex networks of digital and analogue media practices through which they construct, experience, and share their lifeworlds. In the interdisciplinary research platform #YouthMediaLife at the University of Vienna, scholars have been engaged with such mediatised lifeworlds, specifically of young people, since May 2018.#YouthMediaLife 2021 invites international experts from various fields to share their research and perspectives on young people's mediatised lifeworlds.
The three-day conference at the University of Vienna has at its heart questions about young people's communicative and media practices in a variety of contexts. This brings questions such as the following to the fore: What are the roles which mediated narratives play in establishing and managing young people's social connections? How are identities (co-)constructed in and through social media? How can media practices contribute to the appropriation of knowledge and skills which are crucial for the formation of young people's lifeworlds? How are mediality and specific media practices perceived and evaluated, and how do such media ideologies feed back on media practices? How are media and narratives connected to and determined by technological, discursive and psychological factors and how do these factors in turn shape young people’s lifeworlds? How do technology and technological change shape story-telling practices? What are the ethical challenges and the socio-political and power aspects in these contexts?
Conference Web-Site: https://youthmedialife.univie.ac.at/