Social Media in Emergent Brazil
- Spyer, Juliano
- London : UCL Press, [date of publication not identified]
Chicago : Chicago Distribution Center
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (240 pages)
- Restrictions on Access:
- Open Access Unrestricted online access
- Machine generated contents note: 1.The field site: emergent Brazil -- 2.The social media landscape: hiding in the light -- 3.Visual postings: lights on, lights off -- 4.Intimacy: dense networks -- 5.Education and work: tensions in class -- 6.Politics: dangerous words -- 7.Conclusion: why do they love social media?.
- Annotation Since the birth of the internet, low-income Brazilians have received little government support to help them access it. In response, they have largely self-financed their digital migration, which can be seen in the rise of internet cafes in working-class neighborhoods and families purchasing their own computers through special agreements. Juliano Spyer argues that social media is the way for low-income Brazilians to stay connected, despite systematic ridicule from the more affluent, thus suggesting that social media serves a crucial function in strengthening traditional social relations.
1787351661 (Trade Paper)
- Audience Notes:
- Scholarly & Professional UCL Press.
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