Intimacy and Friendship on Facebook

Intimacy and Friendship on Facebook

by A. Lambert


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Intimacy and Friendship on Facebook theorises the impact of Facebook on our social lives through the lens of intimacy. Lambert constructs an original understanding of why people welcome public intimacy on Facebook and how they attempt to control it, asking the reader to re-imagine what it means to be intimate online.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137322845
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 04/19/2013
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 201
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Alex Lambert is a new media researcher and writer based at the University of Melbourne.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Discovering Intimacy on Facebook 3. Frameworks: Privacy, Performance, Social Capacity 4. Methodology 5. The Performance of Connection 6. Distant Intimacy 7. Prosthetic Intimacy 8. When Insecurity Looms 9. Negotiating Intimacy 10. Conclusion

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