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Media repertoires among the Youth: Social, political and cultural aspects of digitalised everyday life

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.06.03  Social sciences  Political science  Communication science 

Code Science Field
5.06  Social Sciences  Political science 
media repertoires, youth, digital society, cultural consumption, political participation, media and digital literacy, education.
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Data for the last 5 years (citations for the last 10 years) on July 21, 2024; A3 for period 2018-2022
Data for ARIS tenders ( 04.04.2019 – Programme tender, archive )
Database Linked records Citations Pure citations Average pure citations
WoS  76  256  232  3.05 
Scopus  121  702  633  5.23 
Researchers (11)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  23497  PhD Barbara Brečko  Sociology  Researcher  2020 - 2024  120 
2.  24365  PhD Dejan Jontes  Social sciences  Researcher  2020 - 2024  305 
3.  54011  Katja Koren Ošljak  Political science  Researcher  2020 - 2024  49 
4.  20331  PhD Tina Lengar Verovnik  Linguistics  Researcher  2020  340 
5.  07633  PhD Breda Luthar  Political science  Researcher  2020 - 2024  419 
6.  51175  Polona Mlinarič    Technical associate  2020 - 2023 
7.  34730  PhD Meta Novak  Political science  Researcher  2020 - 2023  223 
8.  16370  PhD Tanja Oblak Črnič  Political science  Head  2020 - 2024  404 
9.  22331  PhD Maruša Pušnik  Political science  Researcher  2020 - 2024  386 
10.  50601  Nika Šušterič  Educational studies  Researcher  2020 - 2024  37 
11.  31048  PhD Veronika Tašner  Educational studies  Researcher  2020 - 2024  196 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0582  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences  Ljubljana  1626957  40,369 
2.  0588  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education  Ljubljana  1627082  30,878 
The project’s key objective is to understand the specifics and social contexts of contemporary media use among youth by exploring the links between diverse uses of media and the meanings of contemporary digital media in everyday life. The patterns of media uses and their meanings are conceptualized through the approach of media repertoires, which are perceived as a combination of diverse practices, mediated connotations and types of activity, and the co-creation of media phenomena. Media repertoires are thus placed into identification and identity construction processes that occur through family relationships, peer relations and educational spaces, and are additionally formed through young people’s involvement in cultural creation and political activities as they grow up. This leads to the presumption that young people’s experiences gained through family and home environments, education and participation in public life enframe their practices and perceptions as well as their social identities and engagements, yet in specific highly-digitized contexts. This leads us to wonder how family relationships, interpersonal peer relations and school impact the way youth are formed as so-called media consumers and what role modern digital technologies play in their modes of expression and self-presentation. Nowadays, the everyday life of youth is highly digitized, so their media-related, cultural, civic and political competencies are correlated with their digital abilities, which they acquire first in their family environment, then through school, extracurricular activities and peer interaction. Since everyday practices of informing, media monitoring, reading, learning, self-presentation, self-evaluation and evaluation of others are constituted through the imperative of social media and based on their interactional, communicational and algorithmic specifications, it would certainly be worth to conduct an in-depth study on what role the specified sources and spaces play in the creation of diverse youth “participation repertoires”. Since both the abundance of content that can be consumed irrespective of location and the domestication of media are increasing, the production of content in the form of so-called “prosumption” is also associated with such consumption, wherein young people particularly are not only consumers but also active media producers. The project will provide answers to the set objectives by combining qualitative and quantitative approaches. Within the qualitative approach, we will use three methods: the method of semi-structured group interviews with systematically selected subgroups of primary-school children, secondary school students and young adults; and the method of observing digital media consumption in the form of netnography and the method of personal media consumption logs. For the purpose of obtaining general demographic data concerning youths’ repertoires, the quantitative part of the project will involve a comprehensive survey on a sample of school-going youth in order to identify typical categories of media repertoires and associated youth (sub)cultures. As no such extensive research exists on media repertoires of youth in Slovenia, the project will fill the current gap in the understanding of contemporary generations and their media ecosystem as well as related aspects of everyday social life, which is increasingly technologically determined. The results of this theoretically-broad, in-depth and methodologically-challenging study will help to provide more accurate insight into the role of digital media among young people within specific youth subgroups: teenagers, students and students. The combination of research approaches will be an original contribution to the research of youth as special media audiences and emerging citizens. Based on the set starting points and the selected research methods, the project will also offer a series of recommendations for the formulation of public cultural and educational
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