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TThis book presents an ethnographic study of social media in Mardin, a medium-sized town located in the Kurdish region of Turkey. The town is inhabited mainly by Sunni Muslim Arabs and Kurds, and has been transformed in recent years by urbanisation, neoliberalism and political events. Elisabetta Costa uses her 15 months of ethnographic research to explain why public-facing social media is more conservative than offline life. Yet, at the same time, social media has opened up unprecedented possibilities for private communications between genders and in relationships among young people – Costa reveals new worlds of intimacy, love and romance. She also discovers that, when viewed from the perspective of people’s everyday lives, political participation on social media looks very different to how it is portrayed in studies of political postings separated from their original complex, and highly socialised, context.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Published and Forthcoming Titles, Title Page, Copyright, Introduction, Acknowledgements, Contents, List of Figures,
  2. pp. i-xii
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  1. 1. Introduction: Welcome to Mardin
  2. pp. 1-25
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  1. 2. The social media landscape: Individuals and groups in the local media ecology
  2. pp. 26-48
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  1. 3. Visual posting: Showing off and shifting boundaries between private and public
  2. pp. 49-80
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  1. 4. Relationships: Kinship, family and friends
  2. pp. 81-102
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  1. 5. Hidden romance and love
  2. pp. 103-127
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  1. 6. The wider world: Politics, the visible and the invisible
  2. pp. 128-162
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  1. 7. Conclusion: What kind of social change?
  2. pp. 163-175
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 176-184
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  1. References
  2. pp. 185-188
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 189-194
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781910634547
Related ISBN(s)
9781910634530
MARC Record
OCLC
944252635
Launched on MUSE
2021-01-19
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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