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Social Media in Emergent Brazil : How the Internet Affects Social Mobility - (Hardcover)
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Since the birth of the internet, low-income Brazilians have received little government support to help them access it. In response, they have largely self-financed their digital migration, which can be seen in the rise of internet cafés in working-class neighborhoods and families purchasing their own computers through special agreements. Juliano Spyer argues that social media is the way for low-income Brazilians to stay connected, despite systematic ridicule from the more affluent, thus suggesting that social media serves a crucial function in strengthening traditional social relations.
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Why We Post
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Juliano Spyer
Street Date: April 15, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-59-6329
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