Practices of active citizenship among migrant youth: beyond conventionalities

Mansouri, Fethi and Kirpitchenko, Liudmila 2016, Practices of active citizenship among migrant youth: beyond conventionalities, Social identities, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 307-323, doi: 10.1080/13504630.2015.1119680.

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Title Practices of active citizenship among migrant youth: beyond conventionalities
Author(s) Mansouri, FethiORCID iD for Mansouri, Fethi orcid.org/0000-0002-8914-0485
Kirpitchenko, Liudmila
Journal name Social identities
Volume number 22
Issue number 3
Start page 307
End page 323
Total pages 17
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Place of publication Oxford, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1350-4630
1363-0296
Summary © 2015 Taylor & Francis This paper discusses the empirical manifestations of the notion of active citizenship in the context of the experiences of migrant youth. It focuses on the practices of active citizenship through involvement in social networks and creative civic engagement. In doing so, the article examines the complex and multi-faceted nature of social networking among migrant youth and the extent to which their approach to engagement is dependent on the specificities of the local environment, the type of social issues involved, and the cultural norms of one's own cultural heritage. Key empirical insights are derived from quantitative and qualitative research conducted among migrant youth of African, Arabic-speaking and Pacific Island backgrounds in Australia. These empirical insights are used to examine the changing perceptions of active citizenship among migrant youth, and the possibilities offered through non-traditional networks to engender civic engagement and social participation.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13504630.2015.1119680
Field of Research 1606 Political Science
2002 Cultural Studies
1608 Sociology
160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Taylor and Francis
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