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Personal Relationships and Intimacy in the Age of Social Media

Authors: Miguel, Cristina

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  • Offers a timely contribution to Internet Studies and the growing field of digital relationships
  • Provides a detailed unpacking of classical and contemporary intimacy scholarship
  • Uses empirical data, combining interviews, participant observation and analysis of user profiles
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This book examines how intimate relationships are built, negotiated and maintained through social media. The study takes a cross-platform approach, analysing three social media platforms of different genres – Badoo, Couchsurfing and Facebook – and exploring two interactive forces that shape the way people communicate through social media: the platforms’ architecture and policies, and actual practises of use.  Combining analysis of the political economy of social media with users’ perspectives of their own practises – as well as exploring the tensions between the two – the book provides a detailed picture of intimacy as a complex structure of continuity and change.


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Dr. Cristina Miguel is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, UK.

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“This is an important and timely book in which Cristina Miguel produces a sensitive and eloquent assessment of the leading debates surrounding changing intimacy practices online. Underpinned by original empirical material, Miguel produces a compelling analysis to explain the role played by social media platforms within intimate encounters and sustaining personal relationships in digital culture. Throwing new light on the intimate experience of social media users, Personal Relationships and Intimacy in the Age of Social Media makes a major contribution to the field of intimacy studies.” (Prof. Deborah Chambers, Newcastle University, UK)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Personal Relationships and Intimacy in the Age of Social Media
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02062-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02062-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02061-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 133
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