Spinning the web of identity: the roles of the internet in the lives of immigrant adolescents

  title={Spinning the web of identity: the roles of the internet in the lives of immigrant adolescents},
  author={Nelly Elias and Dafna Lemish},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  pages={533 - 551}
This article illuminates the roles of the internet in the unique intersection between adolescence and immigration. The data presented were gathered through in-depth interviews with 70 teenage immigrants from the former Soviet Union to Israel. The analysis suggests that the internet provides valuable resources for personal growth and empowerment, as it helps to develop and strengthen many aspects of young immigrants' evolving identity during a critical period of social and material disadvantage… 

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