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Towards a radical digital citizenship in digital education

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    Rights statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Critical Studies in Education on 19/9/2016, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17508487.2016.1234494.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-147
Number of pages17
JournalCritical Studies in Education
Issue number1
Early online date19 Sep 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


In this article, we attempt to define and explore a concept of ‘radical digital citizenship’ and its implications for digital education. We argue that the ‘digital’ and its attendant technologies are constituted by on-going materialist struggles for equality and justice in the Global South and North which are erased in the dominant literature and debates in digital education. We assert the need for politically informed understandings of the digital, technology and citizenship and for a ‘radical digital citizenship’ in which critical social relations with technology are made visible and emancipatory technological practices for social justice are developed.

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  • Black Lives Matter, digital activism, digital capitalism, digital citizenship, digital education, digital labour, digital literacy, digital materialism, social justice, social movements

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