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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ID Code: 61773
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
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 12 Aug 2013 03:57
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:48

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