Capturing Youth Voices: Participatory 'social network documentary' production and political engagement in a small nation

Helen Davies, Merris Griffiths

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Abstract

This chapter looks at how young people are negotiating issues of national identity through their engagement with Welsh-language social network documentary. In this chapter, three Welsh-language multiplatform initiatives are mapped - Fideo Fi ('My Video'), PUMP ('FIVE') and HANSH ('BITE') - to demonstrate how media producers capitalise on the affordance of the internet to facilitate user-generated contributions. Two case studies are presented from a sample period between February and November 2019, relating to Cofiwch Dryweryn (remember Tryweryn) and the YesCymru (Welsh Independence) movement, to reveal how social media enable increased levels of political engagement and participation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDocumentary in Wales
Subtitle of host publicationCulture and Practices
EditorsDafydd Sills-Jones , Elin Haf Gruffydd-Jones
PublisherPeter Lang
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78874-535-2, 978-1-78874-534-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-78874-533-8
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2021

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