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Lost in translation: Why civic online efforts in Britain have failed to engage young women from low socioeconomic backgrounds

Abstract:

Politicians, academia and media are concerned about young people's apparent disengagement from institutional politics. To address this malaise, politicians have invited young citizens to join the public sphere through civic websites - with mixed results. Among young people in Britain, young women from low socioeconomic status backgrounds are among the least politically engaged. They use new media differently than other groups of young people. This article addresses the responses of these youn...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0267323110380998

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Education
Role:
Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publisher's website
Journal:
European Journal of Communication Journal website
Volume:
25
Issue:
4
Pages:
398-412
Publication date:
2010-12-05
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EISSN:
1460-3705
ISSN:
0267-3231
URN:
uuid:225196ec-c542-4b85-8daa-eb9e78b9b02c
Source identifiers:
301816
Local pid:
pubs:301816

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