YouTube is still the most popular media for Norwegian teens, but how are they using it, and what does it mean to them?
YouTube is used by almost all Norwegian teens in the age between 13-19 years of age, but the numbers have difficulty capturing what YouTube means to them and what role it plays in their daily lives. This research looks at the symbolic value of YouTube, and how YouTube is used to accentuate social status, symbolize belonging, and express identity. Through visiting youth clubs, a parent meeting on screens, a resource center for people living in social housing, and doing individual interviews with youth in the age between 16-19 years, this research tries to capture the different ways YouTube is used, and what it means to this age group. The talk will focus on the concept of social boundaries, how to research them, methodology, and experiences from the field.
About the speaker:
Edda Jansdottir Arneberg is a PhD at the Department of Media and Communication, Faculty of the Humanities, at the University of Oslo in Norway. She is currently a visiting PhD at the University of Amsterdam. She has a background in Philosophy and Musicology (Bachelor, University of Oslo), Classical music performance (4-year degree, Barratt Due music institute), Teacher training (Barratt Due music institute), and a master's degree in Education Research (University of Oslo). She is interested in Philosophy, Culture studies, Studies on inequality, and how platforms and the internet affect society.
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