A postmodern panopticon: Lateral surveillance on Facebook

Ivana, G.-I. (2013) A postmodern panopticon: Lateral surveillance on Facebook. Global Media Journal: Mediterranean Edition, 8(1), pp. 1-14.

Ivana, G.-I. (2013) A postmodern panopticon: Lateral surveillance on Facebook. Global Media Journal: Mediterranean Edition, 8(1), pp. 1-14.

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Abstract

The aim of the current paper is to explain how lateral surveillance is employed on Facebook by users from Romania. The two main aspects I am focusing on are peer monitoring and strategic representations of the self in anticipation of the possibility of being watched. Additionally, my objective is to examine the factors that motivate people to engage in this type of activity. In order to pursue these inquiries, I have conducted 14 semi-structured interviews with Romanian users aged 18 to 30.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ivana, Dr Greti-Iulia
Authors: Ivana, G.-I.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Global Media Journal: Mediterranean Edition
Publisher:Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Communication and Media Studies
ISSN:1450-4154
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