E-sian: youth negotiating Asian in racialized online groups on Facebook.

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dc.contributor.author Nguyen, Vi T. N.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-30T18:58:48Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-30T18:58:48Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-08-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/3525
dc.description.abstract This study is a qualitative, blended methods, online ethnography that seeks to explore how youth (re)negotiate what it means to be Asian through their participation in online, user-created, racialized groups within the popular social network site Facebook. What are the relationships and social processes between their online and offline interactions that contribute to the construction of a singular or multiple Asian identities? Through face-to-face and online interviews with youth participants in Vancouver, three broad themes emerged around: 1) the negotiation of Asian as a process of negotiating authenticity, 2) the use of humour and jokes as a means of resistance and reproduction of Asian stereotypes and 3) how the performance of one or multiple Asian identities are dependent on dramaturgical concepts of audience and stage. The data from this study highlight the complexity of racialized youth’s identity negotiations in an increasingly growing online world and the relevance and need for further research in this specific niche area. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject youth en_US
dc.subject identity en_US
dc.subject ethnic studies en_US
dc.subject internet studies en_US
dc.subject qualitative studies en_US
dc.title E-sian: youth negotiating Asian in racialized online groups on Facebook. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Scott, Daniel George
dc.degree.department School of Child and Youth Care en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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