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Varieties of Creative Citizenship

Zamenopoulos, Theodore; Alexiou, Katerina; Alevizou, Giota; Chapain, Caroline; Sobers, Shawn and Williams, Andy (2016). Varieties of Creative Citizenship. In: Hargreaves, Ian and Hartley, John eds. The Creative Citizen Unbound: How social media and DIY culture contribute to democracy, communities and the creative economy. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 103–128.

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This chapter reflects on different variations of creative citizenship drawing from empirical studies carried out across the Creative Citizen project, covering different domains in which media are used creatively by communities. It discusses a number of cases where notions of citizenship and creativity come together, and position them along a spectrum that covers personal, cultural, social and political dimensions as well as notions of belonging, identity, agency and power. Critical to this discussion is an examination of the role of co-production activities and outcomes of the Creative Citizen project.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2016 Policy Press
ISBN: 1-4473-2495-1, 978-1-4473-2495-9
Keywords: creative citizens; diy culture; social media; community media; youth media; co-production; community led design
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Design and Innovation
Item ID: 46665
Depositing User: Katerina Alexiou
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2016 11:17
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 11:09
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