Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference “Digitalization of Education: History, Trends and Prospects” (DETP 2020)

New Social Practices in Childhood Space in the Age of Digitalization: Toward a Question on Research Methodology

Authors
S.Yu. Mitrofanova, V.Yu. Bocharov, L.V. Vandysheva
Corresponding Author
S.Yu. Mitrofanova
Available Online 13 May 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200509.058How to use a DOI?
Keywords
digital society, new social practices, modern childhood, modern childhood change, childhood research methodology
Abstract
The article systematizes new social practices that have arisen mainly since the beginning of the 21st century in the space of modern childhood in the digital era. The question is raised of a methodology capable of “catching” the changing digital reality of modern childhood. The possibilities of classical sociological theories and the quantitative methodology of sociological research that grew on their basis, as well as the possibilities of an interdisciplinary approach in the analysis of new childhood practices in the digital age, are discussed. The article identifies the following six groups of practices related to 1) the construction of a children’s body; 2) the informatization of childhood, the growing up of children in a new media environment, their definition as “digital nomads” on the Internet; 3) strengthening the role of consumption of children, and the glamorization of childhood; 4) gadgetization of childhood space; 5) protection of the rights of the child; 6) the development of children’s social movements. The importance of an interdisciplinary approach based on the theory of intersectionality in the study of childhood in the digitalization era is substantiated.
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