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Adolescents and Their Social Media Narratives

A Digital Coming of Age, 1st Edition

By Jill Walsh

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130 pages

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Adolescents are forging a new path to self-development, taking advantage of the technology at their fingertips to produce desired results.



In Adolescents and Their Social Media Narratives, Walsh specifically explores how social media impacts teenagers' personal development. Indeed, through unique empirical data, Walsh presents an aspect of teen media use that is not often documented in the press—the seemingly deep and meaningful process of evaluating the self visually in an attempt to reconcile their presentation with their internal "self-story." Nevertheless, as Walsh outlines, this is not a process without its challenges.



Tracking teenagers’ progress towards self-validation from the offline stages preceding online exhibitions, this enlightening volume will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, scholars, and researchers interested in fields such as Social Media Studies, Sociology of Adolescence, Identity Formation, Developmental Psychology, and Society and Technology.

Table of Contents

Introduction: "’Cause Pictures Speak a Lot of Words"





Chapter 1: Creating the Visual Narrative: "It’s their highlight reel that they’re showing you"





Chapter 2: Facebook Rules and Boundary Demarcation





Chapter 3: The Gendered Self-Narrative





Chapter 4: The Synthesis of the Real and the Reel Me





Conclusion: Launching the Evolving Self

About the Author

Jill Walsh is a Social Media and Education Consultant and Lecturer in Sociology at Boston University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM079000
COMPUTERS / Social Aspects / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies