Strategies for the suspension and prevention of disconnection: Rendering disconnection as socioecenomic lubricant with Facebook
Light, Ben & Cassidy, Elija (2014) Strategies for the suspension and prevention of disconnection: Rendering disconnection as socioecenomic lubricant with Facebook. New Media and Society, 16(7), pp. 1169-1184.
This paper attends to the idea of disconnection as a way of theorising people’s lived experience of social networking sites. Enrolling and extending a disconnective practice lens we suggest that the disconnective strategies of suspension and prevention are operational necessities for those we might see as the users and owners of sites such as Facebook. Indeed, our work demonstrates that disconnection in these contexts need not be associated only with modes of resistance and departure, but can also act as socioeconomic lubricant.
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