Mobile dating and hookup app culture

Duguay, Stefanie, Burgess, Jean, & Light, Ben (2017) Mobile dating and hookup app culture. In Messaris, Paul & Humphreys, Lee (Eds.) Digital Media: Transformations in Human Communication. Peter Lang, New York.

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This chapter surveys the landscape of mobile dating and hookup apps—understood as media technologies, as businesses, and as sites of social practice. It situates the discussion within the broader contexts of technologically mediated dating and digital sexual cultures. By outlining a number of methodological approaches and data sources that can be used in the study of dating and hookup apps, it equips the reader with tools and approaches for investigating hookup app culture in ways that go beyond “media panics” – the familiar combination of moral panics and media effects which is so prevalent in discussions of sexuality in digital media.

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ID Code: 93990
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Mobile media, mobile apps, dating, sexuality, platform studies
DOI: 10.3726/978-1-4331-3955-0
ISBN: 9781433139567
Subjects: 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) > Culture Gender Sexuality (200205)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Digital Media Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Peter Lang
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2016 23:32
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 01:43

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