SOCIALLY DIVIDED: AFFORDANCES, GENDER, AND RACE IN FACEBOOK

  • Angela Cirucci Kutztown University

Abstract

This study investigates created, non-neutral affordances granted by social networking sites and their implications for perceptions of marginalized communities. I employ Facebook as a case study and speak with emerging adults to comprehend how socially marginalized groups are represented through Facebook’s affordances. In particular, I consider: How familiar are users with Facebook’s affordances?; How are issues of gender and race represented through Facebook?; and How do users conceive of gender and race?

Published
2018-04-03
How to Cite
Cirucci, A. (2018). SOCIALLY DIVIDED: AFFORDANCES, GENDER, AND RACE IN FACEBOOK. AoIR Selected Papers of Internet Research, 5. Retrieved from https://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/spir/article/view/8876
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