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Vision and intimacy: Gendered communication online
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMK).
2010 (English)In: Nordicom review, ISSN 1403-1108, Vol. 31, no 1, 3-13 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

One emerging form of communication discussed in the present article is the use of visual  self-representation as a tool for symbolic interaction between young people on the In-  ternet. Using examples of difference and similarity in young women’s and men’s visual  self-representation, the article offers an interpretation of these practices, pointing towards  both new visual conventions and references to pre-existing media representations, thus  revealing a process of hypervisuality. In this process of transformation, the involvement  of new technologies, such as webcam aesthetics and its form of intimacy and authenticity,  produces specific visual conventions within the frame of pre-existing media imagery, when  the self is presented in online communication.

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2010. Vol. 31, no 1, 3-13 p.
Keyword [en]
gender, youth, visual communication, webcam aesthetics
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Media and Communications
Research subject
Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-38939OAI: diva2:317607
Available from: 2010-05-04 Created: 2010-05-04 Last updated: 2011-02-28Bibliographically approved

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