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Social Media in Northern Chile

Haynes, N; (2016) Social Media in Northern Chile. [Book]. Why We Post. UCL Press: London. Green open access

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Based on 15 months of ethnographic research in the city of Alto Hospicio, in northern Chile, this book describes how the residents use social media and the consequences of this use in their daily lives. Nell Haynes argues that social media is a place where Hospicio’s residents – or Hospiceños – express their feelings of marginalisation that result from living in a city far from the national capital, and with a notoriously low quality of life compared to other urban areas in Chile. Haynes finds that by contrasting their own lived experiences with those of people in metropolitan areas, Hospiceños are strengthening their own sense of community and the sense of normativity that shapes their daily lives.

Type: Book
Title: Social Media in Northern Chile
ISBN-13: 9781910634592
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781910634592
Keywords: Ethnography, Social media, Normativity, Citizenship
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1495966
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