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New media, networking and phatic culture (reprint)

Miller, Vincent (2011) New media, networking and phatic culture (reprint). In: Dicks, Bella, ed. Digital Qualitative Research Methods. Sage. ISBN 978-1-84787-952-3. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article will demonstrate how the notion of 'phatic communion' has become an increasingly significant part of digital media culture alongside the rise of online networking practices. Through a consideration of the new media objects of blogs, social networking profiles and microblogs, along with their associated practices, I will argue, that the social contexts of 'individualization' and 'network sociality', alongside the technological developments associated with pervasive communication and 'connected presence' has led to an online media culture increasingly dominated by phatic communications. That is, communications which have purely social (networking) and not informational or dialogic intents. I conclude with a discussion of the potential nihilistic consequences of such a culture.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Vince Miller
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2015 16:48 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/52480 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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