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Miller, D; Sinanan, J; (2017) Visualising Facebook. [Book]. Why We Post. UCL Press: London. Green open access

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Since the growth of social media, human communication has become much more visual. This book presents a scholarly analysis of the images people post on a regular basis to Facebook. By including hundreds of examples, readers can see for themselves the differences between postings from a village north of London, and those from a small town in Trinidad. Why do women respond so differently to becoming a mother in England from the way they do in Trinidad? How are values such as carnival and suburbia expressed visually? Based on an examination of over 20,000 images, the authors argue that phenomena such as selfies and memes must be analysed in their local context. The book aims to highlight the importance of visual images today in patrolling and controlling the moral values of populations, and explores the changing role of photography from that of recording and representation, to that of communication, where an image not only documents an experience but also enhances it, making the moment itself more exciting.

Type: Book
Title: Visualising Facebook
ISBN-13: 9781911307402
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781911307402
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781911307402
Language: English
Additional information: Text © Daniel Miller and Jolynna Sinanan, 2017 Images © Authors, with the exception of images 4.100, 6.61, 6.62, 8.1, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.10 and 8.14 which are © Laura Haapio-Kirk This book is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Non-derivative 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This license allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non-commercial use providing author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. Attribution should include the following information: Daniel Miller and Jolynna Sinanan, Visualising Facebook. London, UCL Press, 2017. https://doi.org/10.14324/ 111.9781911307402 Further details about CC BY licenses are available at http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/
Keywords: Facebook, social media, anthropology, Trinidad, England
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Anthropology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1543315
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