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Getting it [on]line : sociological implications of e-dating

Barraket, J. & Henry-Waring, S. (2008) Getting it [on]line : sociological implications of e-dating. Journal of Sociology, 44(2), pp. 149-165.

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Abstract

This article explores the role of sociology in understanding the phenomenon of online dating. Based on an examination of our qualitative study of 23 online daters, combined with the findings of the small number of other empirical studies available, we argue that further sociological consideration of the online dating phenomenon is required to: illuminate the social conditions informing these activities; enhance knowledge of if, and how, online technologies mediate intimate connections; and advance a critically informed understanding of the nature of intimacy in a global era.

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ID Code: 32320
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: information and communication technologies, ICTs, intimacy, online dating
DOI: 10.1177/1440783308089167
ISSN: 1440-7833
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Deposited On: 20 May 2010 13:41
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2013 13:59

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