Resorts Behind the Construction of the Expositional Self on Facebook

Ivana, G.-I. (2012) Resorts Behind the Construction of the Expositional Self on Facebook. In: AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012: Social Computing, Social Cognition, Social Networks and Multiagent Systems: Social Turn - SNAMAS 2012, Birmingham, UK, 02-06 Jul 2012, pp. 103-107. ISBN 9781908187185

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The concept of self presentation, as developed by Goffman, has had a decisive influence on the literature about social networking sites. In the current paper, I explore some implications of what Hogan describes as a shift from presentation to exposure of the self, a phenomenon which is specific to the online environment. Drawing from Bourdieu and Baudrillard, I argue that the consumption practices, or more broadly, the lifestyle that the users expose through Facebook are a tool for the objectification and promotion of the self to a specific reference group..

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
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

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