‘In times of crisis, followers of one true god unite’

@article{VinodBhatia2019InTO,
  title={‘In times of crisis, followers of one true god unite’},
  author={Kiran Vinod Bhatia},
  journal={Medijske studije},
  year={2019}
}
This paper is based on a research study designed to explore how adolescents, in situations of political polarization, deploy online networks to articulate, negotiate, and enact their political and religious identities. Based on social media ethnography tracing the online engagements of 44 high school students over a period of eighteen months, and supplemented with in-depth interviews conducted in their village communities, this study explores why social media networks emerge as ideological… Expand

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