Abstract

Abstract:

How do young people navigate the intersections of transnational forms of technology and local political organizing? This ethnographic research asks how anarchist, activist youth in rural Canada are constructing politically meaningful spaces both online and offline. I think closely on the creation of, and play with, physical, symbolic, and social boundaries and texts (through online forums and the creation of zines), as well as how physical and online activism networks were created outside urban centres. In addition to analyzing the different strategies these youth mobilized to express their political identities and activism, both in rural Canada and within different online forums, I explore in particular how anarchist youth create and maintain global networks in reaction to their experiences of social, economic, and political precarity in national and transnational climates.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1920-261X
Print ISSN
1920-2601
Pages
pp. 126-151
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-17
Open Access
No
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