MyTribe: Post-subcultural Manifestations of Belonging on Social Network Sites

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Title MyTribe: Post-subcultural Manifestations of Belonging on Social Network Sites
Author Robards, Brady Jay; Bennett, Andy
Journal Name Sociology
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Abstract Since the early 2000s, sociologists of youth have been engaged in a debate concerning the relevance of ‘subculture’ as a theoretical framework in the light of more recent postmodern-influenced interpretations of youth identities as fluid, dynamic and reflexively constructed. Utilizing ethnographic data collected on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, this article considers such debates in relation to social network sites such as MySpace and Facebook. Although online identity expression has been interpreted as exhibiting subcultural qualities, preliminary empirical research informing this article lends itself to a more neo-tribal reading.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 The Author(s). This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 45
Issue Number 2
Page from 303
Page to 317
ISSN 0038-0385
Date Accessioned 2011-05-11
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Centre for Cultural Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Social Theory
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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