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1st Edition

Identity Problems in the Facebook Era

ISBN 9780415643450
Published November 8, 2013 by Routledge
76 Pages

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Book Description

How have new social media altered how individuals present themselves? What dilemmas have they introduced? In the age of Facebook, Twitter and other forms of instant communication, individuals are losing (or relinquishing) control over their personal information! Trottier provides a trenchant analysis of the paradoxes of privacy and the presentation of self in the early 21st century. This book is ideal for courses in Sociology, Media Studies and Communication.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Introducing Spoiled Identities Online / Chapter 2 - Between Y2K and Web 2.0 / Chapter 3 – Balancing Determinism and Constructionism / Chapter 4 – Digital Stigma at Different Life Stages / Chapter 5 – The Aftermath of Digital Stigma / Chapter 6 – Conclusion: What’s Next?

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Daniel Trottier is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Social and Digital Media at the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), University of Westminster. His research considers the social consequences of digital media, with an emphasis on surveillance and policing.


"I am sure that students in the area of media communication will find much of value in the pages of Trottier’s book." —Joe Sinclair, New Nurturing Potential

"The author succeeds in conceptualising in an interesting fashion this relatively new situation."— Yves Laberge, Ph.D., Recherches sociologiques et anthropologiques, 45-1 | 2014