Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies

Equality through the Internet? Communicating Digital Inequality and the Identity of Youth in Turkey
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 2016 - Volume 6 Issue 4, pp. 20-41
  • Published Online: 26 Oct 2016
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AMA 10th edition
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Reference: Gencel Bek M, Aygun E. Equality through the Internet? Communicating Digital Inequality and the Identity of Youth in Turkey. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies. 2016;6(4), 20-41.
APA 6th edition
In-text citation: (Gencel Bek & Aygun, 2016)
Reference: Gencel Bek, M., & Aygun, E. (2016). Equality through the Internet? Communicating Digital Inequality and the Identity of Youth in Turkey. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 6(4), 20-41.
Chicago
In-text citation: (Gencel Bek and Aygun, 2016)
Reference: Gencel Bek, Mine, and Esin Aygun. "Equality through the Internet? Communicating Digital Inequality and the Identity of Youth in Turkey". Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies 2016 6 no. 4 (2016): 20-41.
Harvard
In-text citation: (Gencel Bek and Aygun, 2016)
Reference: Gencel Bek, M., and Aygun, E. (2016). Equality through the Internet? Communicating Digital Inequality and the Identity of Youth in Turkey. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 6(4), pp. 20-41.
MLA
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Reference: Gencel Bek, Mine et al. "Equality through the Internet? Communicating Digital Inequality and the Identity of Youth in Turkey". Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, vol. 6, no. 4, 2016, pp. 20-41.
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Reference: Gencel Bek M, Aygun E. Equality through the Internet? Communicating Digital Inequality and the Identity of Youth in Turkey. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies. 2016;6(4):20-41.

Abstract

This study aims to contribute to the literature on the relationship between the internet and youth, going beyond the binary axis of the opportunities and threats. The authors question the homogeneity of youth. The authors challenge both the protectionist mainstream understanding, which prioritizes protecting young people from the dangers of the Internet, and the discourse of ‘cyber kids’ celebrating the excellence of a new generation in new media use. Using readings of an advertisement by Turkish mobile operator Turkcell by young people from different social classes, this research analyzes references to the Internet and inequality as well as multiple identities: Turkish, Kurdish, American, Westerner, or Easterner. The article reviews the suggestions in the literature contextually and suggests connections with issues of social justice.

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