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do postmodernists focus on positive or negatives?



what do postmodernists see identity as?

a project
we pick n mix
traditional identities have fragmented and lost meaning


(P) what did Hart say we are no longer constrained by through digital media?

ascribed statuses
digital media provides a range of ways to construct our identity


(P) what did Hart say about facebook?

form of autobiography - we write our stories daily and create our identities continually online and offline building networks


(P) what form of sociology did Collins say we could use on facebook? and to see what?

Micro sociology
to see interactions, how people construct their identities online and how they see the world around them


(P) how is digital media liberating?

we are free to connect with others outside our ascribed statuses


(P) what did Hart and Nakamura say digital media allows us to do?

communicate with people of different languages, cultures and create a global village
social networks unconstrained by location or ascribed status


(P) Hart and Nakamura - the ability to communicate with many different people enhances what?

our social capital


what is social capital?

power and opportunities through our contacts/ who we know


(P) what does miller's global social media impact study aim to study?

the use and consequences of social media for people around the world using ethnographic methods


(P) in Miller's global social media study what is he looking at?

social medias impact on family, gender roles, relationships and friendships
how social media is used in education, the state, etc.


(N) what did Case say conflicts? explain.

our online and offline selves
hard to remove past mistakes/posts and online info can cause issues in our relationships and professional lives


(N) What else did Case talk about?

lack of privacy


(N) what did Case mean when talking about lack of privacy?

private online info is easily kept & shared
the online footprint we create can follow us and cause trouble in our lives


(N) Case said our lives are what?



(N) online people have the ability to do what to their true identity? what impact can this have?

mask their true identity
child online exploitation


(N) why is Elliot pessimistic about the fragmentation of identity?

we lack a coherent and secure sense of self


(N) what effect can developing different communication patterns e.g. snapchat, have on children?

wider communication
cyberbullying, sexual abuse, reinforcing gender expectations


(N) What did palmer talk about?

toxic childhood


(N) what does toxic childhood involve?

technology ruining childhood - children being neglected and baby sat by digital media


(N) What did postman say in relation to childhood?

childhood is disappearing


(N) How is childhood disappearing?

children exposed to adult content through digital media


(N) When discussing the effect of digital media on relationships what did Turkle say we are increasingly becoming?

alone together


(N) what did Turkle mean by alone together?

we can be physically with someone but be so engrossed in our phones we aren't communicating


(N) what did Elliot say communication is becoming?

increasingly superficial, relationships are lacking depth


(N) how is their inequality in digital media?

digital divide
lack of digital literacy amongst elderly


(N) what did Foulcault say about surveillance?

it is a dominant theme in society and we control and monitor ourselves because we are aware we are being watched

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