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第四届网络社会年会-网民21报告人克里夫·V· 阿圭耶斯 | 青年是否正在虚度青春?东南亚年轻一代数字公民的新兴政治

克里夫·V· 阿圭耶斯是澳大利亚国立大学克罗贝尔亚太事务学院政治与社会变革系博士候选人,他的研究触及东南亚的选举、民主、数字公民权与民粹主义。在进入澳大利亚国立大学之前,他是马尼拉菲律宾大学的副教授及政治学程的召集人。

Cleve V. Arguelles (@CleveArguelles) researches on election, democracy, digital citizenship and populism in Southeast Asia. He is PhD candidate at the department of political and social change at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs of the Australian National University. Prior to joining ANU, he is assistant professor and head of political science program at the University of the Philippines in Manila. 

演讲摘要

千禧一代在政治上冷漠吗?取径对东南亚青年多元的数字公民实践的数字民族志研究,本演讲将提出另一种理解当代东南亚青年表面上的政治冷漠的途径。论文采取代际视角,指出由于不同的社会、经济和政治时机塑造了他们的政治倾向,青年的政治想当然会有所不同并导致误解。用以往几代人的经验标准来衡量千禧一代的政治参与水平是无效的。我们在东南亚年轻人中看到的是对新颖、创造性和破坏性的公民参与形式的热情,这些形式尚未被人们视为同等重要和具政治意义的,尤其是对于他们创新地使用各种社交媒体平台来创造政治参与空间的情况。我认为这样的数字公民实践,或者说以生产与消费数字内容来创造和介入社会之手段,如我在本演讲中将展示的正是这种东南亚年轻人间的新兴政治形式。

Is youth really wasted on the young? Emerging politics of digital citizenship among young Southeast Asians

Are millennials politically apathetic? Drawing from a digital ethnography of the varied practices of digital citizenship among young Southeast Asians, this presentation argues for an alternative approach to understanding the seeming “political apathy” among contemporary Southeast Asian youth. Using a generational lens, this paper argues that the politics of the youth of today is expectedly different and misrecognized because of differing social, economic, and political moments that have shaped their political dispositions. To measure millennials against standards of political participation derived from the experiences of previous generations is unproductive. Rather, what we are seeing among young Southeast Asians is an enthusiasm in novel, creative and disruptive forms of civic engagement that have yet to be appreciated as equally significant and political. This is especially true for their innovative use of a range of social media platforms to create spaces for political engagement. I consider this the practice of digital citizenship, or the production and consumption of digital contents as a means to create and engage in the social world, in which I demonstrate in this presentation is an emerging form of politics among young Southeast Asians.

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