Journal article

Digital literacy through digital citizenship: Online civic participation and public opinion evaluation of youth minorities in Southeast Asia

A Yue, E Nekmat, AR Beta

Media and Communication | Cogitatio Press | Published : 2019


The field of critical digital literacy studies has burgeoned in recent years as a result of the increased cultural consumption of digital media as well as the turn to the production of digital media forms. This article extends extant digital literacy studies by focusing on its subfield of digital citizenship. Proposing that digital citizenship is not another dimension or axis of citizenship, but a practice through which civic activities in the various dimensions of citizenship are conducted, this article critically considers how the concept of digital citizenship can furnish further insight into the quality of online civic participation that results in claims to and acts of citizenship. Thro..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge Rachel Goh Wen Li, Tamara Borovica, Gilbert Caluya and Wilson Koh Wee Kim for their intellectual contribution and research assistance. Early research for the conceptual framing of this article was funded through a grant from the Centre for Multicultural Youth in Melbourne, Australia.