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Social Media Freaks

Digital Identity in the Network Society

By Dustin Kidd

© 2017 – Routledge

286 pages

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Paperback: 9780813350660
pub: 2017-03-07
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Social media has been transforming American and global cultural life for over a decade. It has flattened the divide between producer and audience found in other forms of culture while also enriching some massive corporations. At the core of Social Media Freaks is the question: Does social media reproduce inequalities or is it a tool for subverting them?Social Media Freaks presents a virtual ethnography of social media, focusing on issues of identity and inequality along five dimensions-race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability. It presents original and secondary findings, while also utilizing social theory to explain the dynamics of social media. It teaches readers how to engage social media as a tool for social activism while also examining the limits of social media's value in the quest for social change.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General