Keyword: identity

National identities: are they declining?

Denis Sindic

The main question addressed in this review is whether national identities are likely to remain an important feature of our societies in the coming decades. Some have argued... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: identity, globalisation, Europe, multiculturalism

Identity and disability: a review of the current state and developing trends

Ruth Gwernan-Jones

Currently, disability is primarily viewed from a medical model that sees it as a tragedy resulting from impairment within the disabled person. The social model of disability views... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: disability, identity, society, education, young people

Reworking the web, reworking the world: how web 2.0 is changing our society

Justin Reich

Web 2.0 refers to a suite of technologies that have dramatically lowered the interaction costs of two-way communication over the World Wide Web, which has democratized the production... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: Internet, identity, politics, economics, education, democracy, society, community, citizenship, communication, networks

Popular representations of the working class: contested identities and social change

David Weltman

This review critically explores media representations of working class people and working class lives. Drawing on various studies, as well as other examples from different forms of media,... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: class, media, technology, identity, ethnicity, education, future

Re-imagining the future: young people’s construction of identities through digital storytelling

Kyoko Murakami

This review paper explores a relationship between young people’s identity construction and digital storytelling in the learning environment, especially those who are disaffected and at risk of being... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: young people, disaffection, identity, storytelling, knowledge, economics, teaching, engagement

The dynamic relationship between knowledge, identities, communities and culture

Ken Jones

This review outlines significant issues in current cultural and knowledge-related change in England, with particular emphasis on their impact on education and on young people. It draws together... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: culture, identity, knowledge, community, young people, creativity, social differentiation, ethnicity, class

Communities and citizenship: paths for engagement?

Heike Doering

This paper deals with current issues in the constitution and maintenance of communities and the effect on notions of citizenship and public engagement. This review looks at a... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: community, citizenship, engagement, participation, place, accessibility, identity, inclusion, young people, politics