Strategies for the suspension and prevention of connection : rendering disconnection as socioeconomic lubricant with Facebook

Light, BA and Cassidy, E 2014, 'Strategies for the suspension and prevention of connection : rendering disconnection as socioeconomic lubricant with Facebook' , New Media & Society, 16 (7) , pp. 1169-1184.

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Abstract

This article attends to the idea of disconnection as a way of theorising people’s lived experience of social networking sites. Enrolling and extending a disconnective practice lens, we suggest that the disconnective strategies of suspension and prevention are operational necessities for those we might see as the users and owners of sites such as Facebook. Indeed, our work demonstrates that disconnection in these contexts need not be associated only with modes of resistance and departure, but can also act as socioeconomic lubricant.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: New Media & Society
Publisher: SAGE
ISSN: 1461-4448
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Depositing User: BA Light
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2017 14:55
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 15:04
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/44219

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