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Social Media and Personal Relationships

Online Intimacies and Networked Friendship

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    • Deborah Chambers
    Pages 1-20
  3. Conceptualising Intimacy and Friendship

    • Deborah Chambers
    Pages 40-60
  4. Self-Presentation Online

    • Deborah Chambers
    Pages 61-81
  5. Social Media and Teenage Friendships

    • Deborah Chambers
    Pages 82-101
  6. Home, Families and New Media

    • Deborah Chambers
    Pages 102-120
  7. Digital Dating and Romance

    • Deborah Chambers
    Pages 121-141
  8. Virtual Communities and Online Social Capital

    • Deborah Chambers
    Pages 142-161
  9. Mediated Intimacies

    • Deborah Chambers
    Pages 162-174
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 175-211

About this book

This book explores how digital communication generates new intimacies and meanings of friendship in a networked society, developing a theory of mediated intimacies to explain how social media contributes to dramatic changes in our ideas about personal relationships, through themes of self, youth, families, digital dating and online social capital.

Keywords

  • capital
  • communication
  • digital
  • Familie
  • media
  • New Media
  • online
  • social capital
  • social media
  • society

Reviews

"There is much to recommend this book in the way it synthesises the research of leading digital scholars and the extent it draws on the theoretical frameworks of Bauman, Beck, Giddens, Goffman and many others to help us understand the effects of digital media on our personal and public lives." Information, Communication and Society

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Newcastle, UK

    Deborah Chambers

About the author

Deborah Chambers is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Newcastle University, UK. Her research areas intersect sociology and media & cultural studies. Her publications include Representing the Family; New Social Ties: Contemporary Connections in a Fragmented Society; and A Sociology of Family Life: Change and Diversity in Intimate Relations.

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eBook USD 84.99
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  • ISBN: 978-1-137-31444-4
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  • Readable on all devices
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)