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Author Sinanan, Jolynna, author.

Title Social media in Trinidad : values and visibility / Jolynna Sinanan.

Publication Info. London : UCL Press, 2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 236 pages) : illustrations, maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Why we post
Why we post.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note E-book title screen (viewed December 1, 2017).
Contents The field site : a town that could be anywhere -- The social medial landscape : new media and 'old' media -- Visual postings : showing individuality and remaining part of a group-- Relationships : polymedia and the family -- Social media and social visibility : being very local and very global -- The wider world : non-activism and the visibility of values -- Conclusion : social media through ethnography.
Summary Drawing on 15 months of ethnographic research in one of the most under-developed regions in the Caribbean island of Trinidad, this book describes the uses and consequences of social media for its residents. Jolynna Sinanan argues that this semi-urban town is a place in-between: somewhere city dwellers look down on and villagers look up to. The complex identity of the town is expressed through uses of social media, with significant results for understanding social media more generally. Not elevating oneself above others is one of the core values of the town, and social media becomes a tool for social visibility; that is, the process of how social norms come to be and how they are negotiated. Carnival logic and high-impact visuality is pervasive in uses of social media, even if Carnival is not embraced by all Trinidadians in the town and results in presenting oneself and association with different groups in varying ways. The study also has surprising results in how residents are explicitly non-activist and align themselves with everyday values of maintaining good relationships in a small town, rather than espousing more worldly or cosmopolitan values.
Subject Social media -- Trinidad and Tobago.
Social media and society -- Trinidad and Tobago.
Online social networks -- Trinidad and Tobago.
Médias sociaux -- Trinité-et-Tobago.
Médias sociaux et société -- Trinité-et-Tobago.
Réseaux sociaux (Internet) -- Trinité-et-Tobago.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology.
Online social networks. (OCoLC)fst01741311
Social media. (OCoLC)fst01741098
Social media and society. (OCoLC)fst02023083
Trinidad and Tobago. (OCoLC)fst01211577
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Ethnographies. (OCoLC)fst02000487
Études ethnographiques.
Other Form: Print version: Sinanan, Jolynna. Social media in Trinidad. London : UCL Press, 2017 (OCoLC)990858382
ISBN 9781787350960 (electronic bk.)
1787350967 (electronic bk.)
9781787350939 (electronic bk.)
1787350932 (electronic bk.)
9781787350977 (Kindle ebook)
9781787350984 (HTML ebook)
9781787350953 (hbk.)
9781787350946 (pbk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000061359624
GBVCP 1014945445
UKMGB 018498891

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