A Networked Self: Identity, Community, and Culture on Social Network Sites by Danah Boyd
Routledge | August 01 2010 | ISBN: 0415801818 | Pages: 336 | PDF | 2 MB
ANetworked Selfexamines self presentation and social connection in the digital age. This collection brings together new work on online social networks by leading scholars from a variety of disciplines. The focus of the volume rests on the construction of the self, and what happens to self-identity when it is presented through networks of social connections in new media environments. The volume is structured around the core themes of identity, community, and culture the central themes of social network sites. Contributors address theory, research, and practical implications of many aspects of online social networks including self-presentation, behavioral norms, patterns and routines, social impact, privacy, class/gender/race divides, taste cultures online, uses ofsocial networking siteswithin organizations, activism, civic engagement andpolitical impact.