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Social Media as a Space for Peace Education: The Pedagogic Potential of Online Networks

M. Ayaz Naseem & Adeela Arshad-Ayaz, eds

Palgrave Macmillan, 2020

This book explores the potential of social media as a space for teaching and bringing about sustainable peace. Using cutting-edge research, the editors and authors analyze the fundamental transformations taking place in the digital and interactive public sphere, most recently with the advent of the ‘post-truth’ age and the impact of this upon young people’s perceptions of ‘friend’ and ‘foe’. Peace initiatives at almost every level recognize the importance of education for sustainable peace: this volume examines the opportunities emerging from these societal transformations for both formal and informal education. This book will appeal to students and scholars of social media, peace education and the post-truth age.

M. Ayaz Naseem is Professor of Education at Concordia University, Canada. His research interests include peace education, social media, feminist theory and philosophy, post-structuralism, and citizenship education, and he has published widely on these topics.

Adeela Arshad-Ayaz is Associate Professor at Concordia University, Canada. Her published research is situated at the intersections of political economy, sustainability, citizenship, technology, and social justice.