Visualising Facebook

A Comparative Perspective

by Daniel Miller, Jolynna Sinanan

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Book Description

Since the growth of social media, human communication has become much more visual. This book presents a scholarly analysis of the images people post on a regular basis to Facebook. By including hundreds of examples, readers can see for themselves the differences between postings from a village north of London, and those from a small town in Trinidad. Why do women respond so differently to becoming a mother in England from the way they do in Trinidad? How are values such as carnival and suburbia expressed visually? Based on an examination of over 20,000 images, the authors argue that phenomena such as selfies and memes must be analysed in their local context. The book aims to highlight the importance of visual images today in patrolling and controlling the moral values of populations, and explores the changing role of photography from that of recording and representation, to that of communication, where an image not only documents an experience but also enhances it, making the moment itself more exciting.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND). You can download Visualising Facebook ebook for free in PDF format (37.2 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Introduction
 
Chapter 2
The English school pupil
 
Chapter 3
Young people in Trinidad and their continuities
 
Chapter 4
English adults
 
Chapter 5
Trinidadian adults
 
Chapter 6
The Englishness of posting
 
Chapter 7
Trinidadian cosmology and values
 
Chapter 8
Ten points of view
 
Chapter 9
Conclusion
 

Book Details

Subject
Computer Science
Publisher
UCL Press
Published
2017
Pages
238
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13 Digital
9781911307402
ISBN10 Digital
1911307401
PDF Size
37.2 MB
License
CC BY-NC-ND

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