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The Digital Street$
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Jeffrey Lane

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199381265

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199381265.001.0001

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Introduction to the Digital Street

Introduction to the Digital Street

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(p.1) 1 Introduction to the Digital Street
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The Digital Street
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Jeffrey Lane

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199381265.003.0001

The first chapter introduces the concept of the digital street. The author argues that a digital form of street life plays out alongside the neighborhood on social media. The author discusses how the traditional boundaries of street life and the street code in particular have shifted as neighborhood space extends online. Black and Latino teenagers now experience their neighborhood differently from previous generations. The author explains the fieldwork this book is based upon. The author describes meeting “Pastor” and becoming an outreach worker in his peace ministry and then taking on additional roles online and offline with teenagers and concerned adults. This introductory chapter also gives background on access to smartphones and the Internet. A brief description of the contents of each chapter and the order of the chapters is provided.

Keywords:   digital, street, neighborhood, social media, street code, black, Latino, teenager, Harlem, fieldwork

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