Social media, social justice? Consideration from a career development perspective

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Staunton, Tom 2016. Social media, social justice? Consideration from a career development perspective. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC).
AuthorsStaunton, Tom
Abstract

Inside the overall context of careers development, this article will explore how social media relates to social justice through exploring two contrasting perspectives. Firstly we will consider the potential of social media to enhance social justice by democratising social life and so address inequalities related to career development. We will secondly consider if social media develops new forms of inequalities in the forms of the network it creates which harm the progression of social justice. It will be argued that these two perspectives coexist, presenting social media as both disrupting and intensifying inequality in society. This will be particularly highlighted through attaching these positions to different schools of thought related to social capital.

Inside the overall context of careers
development, this article will explore how social
media relates to social justice through exploring two
contrasting perspectives. Firstly we will consider the
potential of social media to enhance social justice by
democratising social life and so address inequalities
related to career development. We will secondly
consider if social media develops new forms of
inequalities in the forms of the network it creates
which harm the progression of social justice. It will be
argued that these two perspectives coexist, presenting
social media as both disrupting and intensifying
inequality in society. This will be particularly highlighted
through attaching these positions to different schools
of thought related to social capital.

KeywordsSocial Media; Social justice; Careers education; Careers guidance
Year2016
JournalJournal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC)
PublisherNational Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC) and CDI
ISSN2046-1348
2059-4879
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/617830
hdl:10545/617830
Publication dates01 Apr 2016
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ContributorsUniversity of Derby
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