Digital Ethics Now


  • Allan Luke



This article argues that the key challenge raised by digital culture is not about skill and technique or technology, but about participation; therefore, the issue of digital ethics is both a social justice and core curriculum issue. Three foundational claims about digital ethics are posited: They must address both ideology and social relations; acknowledge that the personal is related to often-invisible economic exchanges; and cannot exist without a shared normative vision. The article closes with a call for a deliberative democratic dialogue and debate about what constitutes a just, ethical, and life-sustaining world in the face of a digital corporate order.

Author Biography

Allan Luke

Allan Luke is author of Critical Literacy, Schooling and Social Justice (Routledge, 2018), Narrative, Educational Policy and Discourse (Routledge, 2019) and co-editor of Bourdieu and Chinese Education (Routledge, 2019). He is currently writing, recording and performing music in local bands in Brisbane, Australia, with songs archived at




How to Cite

Luke, A. (2018). Digital Ethics Now. Language and Literacy, 20(3), 185–198.