The Resource Intimacy and friendship on Facebook, Alexander Lambert

Intimacy and friendship on Facebook, Alexander Lambert

Label
Intimacy and friendship on Facebook
Title
Intimacy and friendship on Facebook
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Lambert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'I'll Facebook you!' We utter these words so casually, yet they signify subtle changes in the nature of intimacy. Facebook has become richly woven through everyday life. It is our default medium for transforming new acquaintances into hopefully more intimate friendships. In a previous age, certain social relationships would 'slip away'; now Facebook allows us to capture them in virtual space. We sustain intimate bonds on the move and over great distances of space and time. Yet, we assemble a collage of different personae, each offering a different kind of intimacy, each a potential danger. Intimacy and Friendship on Facebook theorises the impact of Facebook on our social ties and identities through the lens of intimacy. Drawing on in-depth qualitative research, Lambert argues that Facebook is intensifying the social labour needed to sustain and protect interpersonal intimacy, contributing to a state of 'intensive intimacy'. He addresses central questions regarding public intimacy: Does publishing our intimacies enrich our interpersonal lives or is it indicative of a more narcissistic, confessional culture? Facebook demands a novel, dynamic understanding intimacy in a world where the contours of privacy are eroding. (Amazon website)
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
302.30285
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM743.F33
LC item number
L36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Intimacy and friendship on Facebook, Alexander Lambert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • mel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.Discovering Intimacy on Facebook -- Positioning Facebook -- Friends and lovers -- Intimate disclosures -- Public intimacy -- 2.Frameworks: Privacy, Performance, Social Capital -- Fuzzy privacy -- Awareness, concern, and agency -- Social privacy -- Cyber-Goffman: reconfiguring the sit̀uation' -- Controlling the self and the situation -- The mediated self: acting without author -- Social capital and the moment of exchange -- 3.Methodology -- Participants -- Ethnographic and Grounded Theory methods -- 4.The Performance of Connection -- Dialogical focus -- Identification through the performance of connection -- Social capital in performances of connection -- Figurative private spatialisation -- 5.Distant Intimacy -- Facebook as tr̀ans-mobile' space -- Defeating loss -- Mediated publicity and distant intimacy -- Occasional identification and the role of triggers -- Distance, identity drift, and conflict -- 6.Prosthetic Intimacy --
  • Contents note continued: Forms of surveillance -- Surveillance as tacit routine -- Surveillance as indeterminate vision -- Self-conscious surveillance -- The contradictions of spying -- Estranged ties and the prosthetic intimacy -- First-hand Judgement -- 7.When Insecurity Looms -- Heterogeneous publicity: removing ties from time -- Amorphous risk -- Possessing the intimate self -- The desire not to see -- So cio-ontological insecurity -- Alienation through connection -- Where is the real world? -- Audience capture in an economy of attention -- 8.Negotiating Intimacy -- Organising connection -- Rules of identification -- Resources of identification -- Intimacy capital -- Relational capital -- Memory capital -- Cultural capital -- Performance context -- Subject form and matter -- Media used -- Social relationality -- Solo performances -- Dyadic performances -- Group-based performances -- Ego-propping -- Resultant sociality -- Remembering -- Esteem -- Playfulness
Control code
000050742198
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vii, 201 pages
Isbn
9781137287137
Lccn
2013013234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
60001780256
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27142012
System control number
  • (OCoLC)813540691
  • gb27142012

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