Critical Approaches to Children's Literature

Digital Citizenship in Twenty-First-Century Young Adult Literature

Imaginary Activism

Authors: Moosbrugger, Megan

  • A timely contribution to current scholarly debates about the ideological representation of digital technology in young adult fiction 
  • Offers a compelling narrative of how digital life shapes young people's identity and activism through readings of a range of authors such as Salman Rushdie, Cory Doctorow, and Julie Ann Peters 
  • Engages the critical contemporary issue of posthumanism by providing a sophisticated reading of the complex intersection of young adult bodies with the non-organic.
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This book is a study of the evolving relationships between literature, cyberspace, and young adults in the twenty-first century. Megan L. Musgrave explores the ways that young adult fiction is becoming a platform for a public conversation about the great benefits and terrible risks of our increasing dependence upon technology in public and private life. Drawing from theories of digital citizenship and posthuman theory, Digital Citizenship in Twenty-First Century Young Adult Literature considers how the imaginary forms of activism depicted in literature can prompt young people to shape their identities and choices as citizens in a digital culture

About the authors

Megan L. Musgrave is Assistant Professor of English in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, USA.

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“This book is a timely contribution to current scholarly debates about the ideological representation of digital technology in YA fiction. Musgrave argues that a comprehensive critical discourse has emerged in recent years in response to YA science fiction and dystopian fiction, but realism has largely been ignored. This book redresses this situation. Musgrave shows that digital media is reality for young people, evaluating how digital media can both enhance human experience and render it dysfunctional.” (Victoria Flanagan, Senior Lecturer in English, Macquarie University, Australia, and author of “Technology and Identity in Young Adult Fiction”)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Cyborg Bodies in Illness and Disability Narratives

    Musgrave, Megan L.

    Pages 1-46

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  • Cyborg Minds at Play in Participatory Cultures, or, Going Public in Private

    Musgrave, Megan L.

    Pages 47-88

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  • Gamer Guys: Playing with Civic Responsibility in Ludic Fiction

    Musgrave, Megan L.

    Pages 89-128

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  • Gamer Girls: Going Online in the Age of Misogynist Terrorism

    Musgrave, Megan L.

    Pages 129-165

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  • Imaginary Activism

    Musgrave, Megan L.

    Pages 167-203

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eBook 69,99 €
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Hardcover 84,99 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Citizenship in Twenty-First-Century Young Adult Literature
Book Subtitle
Imaginary Activism
Authors
Series Title
Critical Approaches to Children's Literature
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58173-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58173-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60272-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 230
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