Gay men, social media and self-presentation : managing identities in Gaydar, Facebook and beyond
Cassidy, Elija M (2013) Gay men, social media and self-presentation : managing identities in Gaydar, Facebook and beyond. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
This study analyses young gay men's identity management in social networking sites Gaydar and Facebook. It examines the expanded opportunities for identity management made available through the convergence of these spaces, as well as new privacy and safety concerns. Findings from this study are discussed in terms of their significance for gay men's digital culture, the approach to gay men's mental health taken by GLBT organisations and support groups, and within broader concerns around social networking sites and digital inequality.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD)|
|Supervisor:||Collis, Christy & Burgess, Jean|
|Keywords:||Social Networking Sites, Gaydar, Facebook, Convergence, Context Collapse, Identity, Imagined Audience/User, Privacy, Participatory Reluctance, GLBT Mental Health|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||12 Aug 2013 03:57|
|Last Modified:||07 Sep 2015 05:07|
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