YouTube, young people, and the socioeconomic crises in Greece

Triliva, Sofia; Varvantakis, Christos and Dafermos, Manolis. 2014. YouTube, young people, and the socioeconomic crises in Greece. Information, Communication & Society, 18(4), pp. 407-423. ISSN 1369-118X [Article]

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Abstract or Description

The overriding aim of this paper is to analyse Greek adolescents' digital video making and sharing, the voices they represent in their videos, the dialogical interactions they evoke, and how this activity relates to their everyday lives as they traverse the crises that have taken hold in their country. A focused search of YouTube content was conducted which yielded five videos for analysis. These texts were ‘re-read’ using multimodal analysis and the resulting ‘texts-on-texts’ were analysed using thematic analysis. Via the creation of YouTube videos young people visually convey and communicate their representations of the crises and provide a rich analysis of how the following themes define their lived-experiences: (a) ‘unoccupied youth and occupied dreams yield a sacrificed generation’; (2) ‘blanket condemnation of powerbrokers, their messengers, and mesmerizing mediums’; and, (3) ‘hypnagogia and the insidious enslavement of the psyche’.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2014.953564

Keywords:

economic crisis, digital video, social media, YouTube, youth, Greece

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
7 August 2014Accepted
3 September 2014Published

Item ID:

22677

Date Deposited:

15 May 2020 15:38

Last Modified:

15 May 2020 15:38

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/22677

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