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dc.contributor.authorCosta, Elisabetta
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-11 13:45:08
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T14:20:10Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T14:20:10Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier604152
dc.identifierOCN: 945783749en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32833
dc.description.abstractThis 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.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWhy We Post
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
dc.subject.otherturkey
dc.subject.othersocial media
dc.subject.otherpolitics
dc.subject.otherkinship
dc.subject.otherArabs
dc.subject.otherFacebook
dc.subject.otherKurds
dc.subject.otherMardin
dc.subject.otherWhatsApp
dc.titleSocial Media in Southeast Turkey
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14324/111.9781910634547
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydf73bf94-b818-494c-a8dd-6775b0573bc2
oapen.relation.isFundedBy7292b17b-f01a-4016-94d3-d7fb5ef9fb79
oapen.relation.isbn9781910634540
oapen.collectionEuropean Research Council (ERC)
oapen.pages206
oapen.grant.number295486
oapen.grant.acronymSOCNET
oapen.grant.programFP7
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Arabs - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabs; Facebook - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook; Kurds - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurds; Mardin - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mardin; Social media - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media; Turkey - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey; WhatsApp - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WhatsApp
oapen.identifier.ocn945783749


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