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.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 82817
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Social networking sites, disconnection, social media, facebook, connection
DOI: 10.1177/1461444814544002
ISSN: 1461-7315
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Consumption and Everyday Life (200203)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 27 Mar 2015 00:50
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2016 10:36

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