Taking Offence on Social Media

Conviviality and Communication on Facebook

Authors: Tagg, Caroline, Seargeant, Philip, Brown, Amy Aisha

  • Draws on a large empirical survey of Facebook users’ perceptions of online interaction in order to examine how people manage the potential giving and taking of offence
  • Combines empirical study and innovative theoretical apparatus to offer a significant contribution to the understanding of language and communication via social media
  • Author's reflect on the wider significance of this study for contemporary social relations and political stance-taking
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About this book

This book explores communication on Facebook, developing the new theoretical concept of context design as a way of understanding the dynamics of online interaction. Against a backdrop of fake news and other controversies surrounding online political debate, the authors focus on inadvertent acts of offence on Facebook; that is, when users of the site unwittingly offend or are offended by the airing of political or religious views, or of opinions deemed racist or sexist. Drawing on a survey of Facebook users, they explain why instances of offence occur and what users report doing in response. They argue that Facebook users contribute to the construction of a particular social space, one that is characterised by online conviviality and a belief that Facebook is not the place for serious debate. These views in turn shape the kind of political debate that can take place on the site. This thought-provoking book will appeal to scholars and students of applied linguistics, and anyone interested in the role of social media in contemporary political and social life.

About the authors

Dr Caroline Tagg is Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the Open University, UK. Philip Seargeant is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the Open University, UK. Amy Aisha Brown is a Teaching Fellow in the School of English at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Creating Facebook: A Study of Online Conflict and Conviviality

    Tagg, Caroline (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

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  • Online Communication as Context Design

    Tagg, Caroline (et al.)

    Pages 19-42

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  • Giving and Taking Offence: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches

    Tagg, Caroline (et al.)

    Pages 43-52

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  • Social Media and Intradiverse Networks

    Tagg, Caroline (et al.)

    Pages 53-66

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  • The Impact of Intradiversity on Online Offence

    Tagg, Caroline (et al.)

    Pages 67-88

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eBook 41,64 €
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Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-56716-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Taking Offence on Social Media
Book Subtitle
Conviviality and Communication on Facebook
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56717-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56717-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56716-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 139
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
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