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Intimacy and friendship on Facebook, Alex Lambert

Label
Intimacy and friendship on Facebook
Title
Intimacy and friendship on Facebook
Statement of responsibility
Alex Lambert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"'I'll Facebook you!' We utter these words so casually, yet they signify subtle changes in the nature of intimacy. Facebook has become richly woven through everyday life. It is our default medium for transforming new acquaintances into hopefully more intimate friendships. In a previous age, certain social relationships would 'slip away'; now Facebook allows us to capture them in virtual space. We sustain intimate bonds on the move and over great distances of space and time. Yet, we assemble a collage of different personae, each offering a different kind of intimacy, each a potential danger. 'Intimacy and friendship on Facebook' theorises the impact of Facebook on our social ties and identities through the lens of intimacy. Drawing on in-depth qualitative research, Lambert argues that Facebook is intensifying the social labour needed to sustain and protect interpersonal intimacy, contributing to a state of 'intensive intimacy'. He addresses central questions regarding public intimacy: Does publishing our intimacies enrich our interpersonal lives or is it indicative of a more narcissistic, confessional culture? Facebook demands a novel, dynamic understanding intimacy in a world where the contours of privacy are eroding"--provided by publisher
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lambert, Alex
Dewey number
302.30285
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Online social networks
  • Intimacy (Psychology)
  • Friendship
Label
Intimacy and friendship on Facebook, Alex Lambert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. -- 1. Discovering intimacy on Facebook. -- 2. Frameworks : privacy, performance, social capital. -- 3. Methodology. -- 4. The performance of connection. -- 5. Distant intimacy. -- 6. Prosthetic intimacy. -- 7. When insecurity looms. -- 8. Negotiating intimacy. -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17323356
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 201 pages
Isbn
9781137322845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Uk)016225337
  • (OCoLC)813540691
Label
Intimacy and friendship on Facebook, Alex Lambert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. -- 1. Discovering intimacy on Facebook. -- 2. Frameworks : privacy, performance, social capital. -- 3. Methodology. -- 4. The performance of connection. -- 5. Distant intimacy. -- 6. Prosthetic intimacy. -- 7. When insecurity looms. -- 8. Negotiating intimacy. -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17323356
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 201 pages
Isbn
9781137322845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Uk)016225337
  • (OCoLC)813540691

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