Interactive Youth and Civic Cultures: The Educational, Mediatic and Political Meaning of the 15M


  • Elisa Hernández
  • Mª Carmen Robles
  • Juan Bautista Martínez


Social networks, interactive youth, citizenship, media culture, participation, youth culture, identity, digital citizenship


This contribution is justified by the necessity of analyzing the participative content that the interactive youth transmitted in the use of ICTs and social networks in the origin of the social movement of the Spanish Revolution. Our objectives have been focused on proving how young people feel, live and experience the democratic citizenship by means of audiovisual display systems, participating in public open spaces where a better informed digital citizenship is being formed among the technological convergence, hypertextuality and non linearity. We have tried to identify both the educational content of their interactions and implications and the use of audiovisual display systems in their organization as a group. The methodology we have used is the in-depth case study in the days when people occupied public spaces. We collected observations, interviews, information from the social networks (Twitter, Facebook, n-1, Tuenti), news in the media and also information, posters and photographs generated during the occupation by the participants themselves. From this techno-educational point of view we analyze how these young people widen their communicative relationships and get connected on line creating new meanings for educational, social and political issues. The analysis of their speeches shows us a reappropriation of the ICTs by these young people who express and communicate publicly and contributing in this way with new points of view for the citizenship education..



How to Cite

Hernández, E., Robles, M. C., & Martínez, J. B. (2013). Interactive Youth and Civic Cultures: The Educational, Mediatic and Political Meaning of the 15M. Comunicar, 20(40), 59–67. Retrieved from



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