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Digital Citizenship in Twenty-First-Century Young Adult Literature

Imaginary Activism


Part of the Critical Approaches to Children's Literature book series (CRACL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Megan L. Musgrave
    Pages 167-203
  3. Megan L. Musgrave
    Pages 205-210
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 211-230

About this book


This book is a study of the evolving relationships between literature, cyberspace, and young adults in the twenty-first century. Megan L. Musgrave explores the ways that young adult fiction is becoming a platform for a public conversation about the great benefits and terrible risks of our increasing dependence upon technology in public and private life. Drawing from theories of digital citizenship and posthuman theory, Digital Citizenship in Twenty-First Century Young Adult Literature considers how the imaginary forms of activism depicted in literature can prompt young people to shape their identities and choices as citizens in a digital culture.


Contemporary Literature Young adult literature Digital citizenship Activism Gaming Social Networks contemporary literature English literature literature

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.English DepartmentIndiana University - Purdue University I English DepartmentIndianapolisUSA

About the authors

Megan L. Musgrave is Assistant Professor of English in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, USA.

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