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Taking Offence on Social Media : Conviviality and Communication on Facebook (Hardcover) (Caroline Tagg &

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This book explores communication on Facebook, developing the new theoretical concept of context design as a way of understanding the dynamics of online interaction. Against a backdrop of fake news and other controversies surrounding online political debate, the authors focus on inadvertent acts of offence on Facebook; that is, when users of the site unwittingly offend or are offended by the airing of political or religious views, or of opinions deemed racist or sexist. Drawing on a survey of Facebook users, they explain why instances of offence occur and what users report doing in response. They argue that Facebook users contribute to the construction of a particular social space, one that is characterised by online conviviality and a belief that Facebook is not the place for serious debate. These views in turn shape the kind of political debate that can take place on the site. This thought-provoking book will appeal to scholars and students of applied linguistics, and anyone interested in the role of social media in contemporary political and social life.
Number of Pages: 139
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Caroline Tagg & Philip Seargeant & Amy Aisha Brown
Language: English
Street Date: August 11, 2017
TCIN: 52916271
UPC: 9783319567167
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-1537
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