Emotions and Loneliness in a Networked Society

  • Bianca Fox

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Mediated Emotions and Loneliness

  3. Loneliness: Representations and Experiences

  4. Combating Loneliness

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 333-338

About this book


This book analyses loneliness and other emotions in the context of new emerging communication technologies, underlining the diachronic impact of loneliness in network-centric societies and providing solutions to tackle loneliness by employing digital technologies. In an era of enhanced social interconnectivity, where loneliness, isolation, anxiety and depression are increasingly in the spotlight, this multidisciplinary study identifies and bridges gaps in research on loneliness and will appeal to academics in a variety of academic disciplines, including culture and media studies and social psychology. Global in scope, with chapters on loneliness stigmatization in the US, Romania’s senior population, Tinder in Mexico City and Madrid, Indian housewives in Bollywood cinema, and emotions in the African diaspora in Johannesburg, the book is a varied and timely collection that contributes to a growing conversation around digital networks and emotions.


Loneliness Social Isolation Social Media Young People Media Representation Smartphones

Editors and affiliations

  • Bianca Fox
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WolverhamptonWolverhamptonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-24881-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-24882-6
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