Spectacles of intimacy? Mapping the moral landscape of teenage social media

Berriman, Liam and Thomson, Rachel (2014) Spectacles of intimacy? Mapping the moral landscape of teenage social media. Journal of Youth Studies, 18 (5). pp. 583-587. ISSN 1367-6261

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This paper explores young people's expressed concerns about privacy in the context of a highly mediated cultural environment, mapping social media practices against axes of visibility and participation. Drawing on interdisciplinary conceptual resources from both the humanities and social sciences, we use ‘spectacles of intimacy’ to conceptualise breaches of privacy, mapping an emergent moral landscape for young people that moves beyond concerns with e-safety to engage with the production and circulation of audiences and value. The paper draws on data from a methodological innovation project using multi-media and mixed methods to capture lived temporalities for children and young people. We present a model that captures a moral landscape shaped by emotional concerns about social media, the affordances of those media and affective discourses emerging from young people's use of the media.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: youth, social media, privacy, visibility, participation
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0712 Developmental psychology Including infant psychology, child psychology, adolescence, adulthood > BF0724 Adolesence. Youth
H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0503 The Family. Marriage. Home > HQ0793 Youth. Adolescents. Teenagers
Depositing User: Pascale Fanning-Tichborne
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2015 10:14
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 03:54
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/51111

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'Face to face: tracing the real and the mediated in children's cultural worlds'UnsetNCRM Methodological Innovation ProjectUnset