The special issue explores further dimensions of transnational social spaces created, maintained or used by young people through digital media. We welcome original research articles, theoretical contributions, case studies, and methodological explorations that investigate various aspects of transnational youth spaces in digital media. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Children's and Adolescents' Experiences in Digital Transnational Social Spaces
How do children and adolescents engage with transnational digital spaces? What are the impacts of digital media on their transnational interactions, identity formation, and social relationships? What are the opportunities, risks and challenges of these transnational spaces on digital media?
• Migration and Digital Transnational Social Spaces
How are young migrants’ social ties maintained and transformed across geographical boundaries through digital communication platforms? How do digital technologies facilitate (or not) communication and support among young migrants? What is the impact of unequal access to digital infrastructures (e.g. being able to afford devices and fast internet) in the transnational lives of young migrants?
• Education and Digital Transnational Social Spaces
How are digital transnational social spaces used for learning, knowledge sharing, and educational collaboration among young people? How do young people consume and interpret information gathered in digital transnational social spaces?
A 500-word abstract in English or German must be submitted via e-mail, with the subject line “Digital transnational social spaces media”, to Helena Dedecek Gertz (email@example.com). Selected full manuscripts submissions must have no more than 40.000 characters (incl. spaces, endnotes and literature) and will undergo a blind peer-review process. The journal does not charge any APC.
Editors (Universität Hamburg):
Dr. Javier Carnicer, Helena Dedecek Gertz, Prof. Sara Fürstenau, Prof. Freydis Vogel, Eric van der Beek