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Author Miller, Daniel, 1954- author.

Title Visualising Facebook : a comparative perspective / Daniel Miller and Jolynna Sinanan.

Publication Info. London : UCL Press, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 226 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Why we post
Why we post.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction to the series Why We Post -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The English school pupil -- 3. Young people in Trinidad and their continuities -- 4. English adults -- 5. Trinidadian adults -- 6. The Englishness of posting -- 7. Trinidadian cosmology and values -- 8. Ten points of view -- 9. Conclusion.
Summary Since the growth of social media, human communication has become much more visual. This book presents a scholarly analysis of the images people post on a regular basis to Facebook. By including hundreds of examples, readers can see for themselves the differences between postings from a village north of London, and those from a small town in Trinidad. Why do women respond so differently to becoming a mother in England from the way they do in Trinidad? How are values such as carnival and suburbia expressed visually? Based on an examination of over 20,000 images, the authors argue that phenomena such as selfies and memes must be analysed in their local context. The book aims to highlight the importance of visual images today in patrolling and controlling the moral values of populations, and explores the changing role of photography from that of recording and representation, to that of communication, where an image not only documents an experience but also enhances it, making the moment itself more exciting.
Note Vendor-supplied metadata.
Subject Facebook (Electronic resource)
Facebook (Electronic resource) (OCoLC)fst01781798
Online social networks.
Image (Philosophy)
COMPUTERS -- Computer Literacy.
COMPUTERS -- Computer Science.
COMPUTERS -- Data Processing.
COMPUTERS -- Hardware -- General.
COMPUTERS -- Information Technology.
COMPUTERS -- Machine Theory.
COMPUTERS -- Reference.
Image (Philosophy) (OCoLC)fst00967475
Online social networks. (OCoLC)fst01741311
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Sinanan, Jolynna, author.
Added Title Visualizing Facebook
Other Form: Print version: Miller, Daniel. Visualising Facebook : a comparative perspective. London, [England] : UCL Press, 2017 approximately 292 pages 9781911307365
ISBN 9781911307396 (electronic bk.)
1911307398 (electronic bk.)
9781911307402 (electronic bk.)
1911307401 (electronic bk.)
9781911307372 (e-book)
9781911307389 (mobi)
0781911307358 (hardback)
0781911307365 (paperback)
Standard No. AU@ 000059720349
GBVCP 1008668141
UKMGB 018642505

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