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Social Ties in Online Networking


Part of the Palgrave Studies in Relational Sociology book series (PSRS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Greti-Iulia Ivana
    Pages 1-26
  3. Greti-Iulia Ivana
    Pages 27-43
  4. Greti-Iulia Ivana
    Pages 45-71
  5. Greti-Iulia Ivana
    Pages 111-139
  6. Greti-Iulia Ivana
    Pages 141-171
  7. Greti-Iulia Ivana
    Pages 173-195
  8. Greti-Iulia Ivana
    Pages 197-203
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 205-226

About this book


This book explores the relevance of social networking from the perspective of its users to reveal the sociological significance of (inter)active experiences on Facebook. In doing so, the work examines obscure aspects of Facebook by addressing such questions as: What constitutes keeping in touch?; how is knowing of the other different from being with the other?; and why is the presence of others such an important element of Facebook?

Social Ties in Online Networking discusses the significance of social networking activity through a collection of interviews with the users of Facebook. It analyses what they do, what they like and watch, but first and foremost how they intend their own actions and others’ actions to be perceived within the realm of social media. This book is an exploration of relationships, which will be of interest to academics and students in sociology, social theory, human geography, social networking, media studies and social psychology.


Relational sociology social interactions friendship online relationships Facebook Social networks

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

About the authors

Greti-Iulia Ivana is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Sociology at Uppsala University, Sweden

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Social Ties in Online Networking
  • Authors Greti-Iulia Ivana
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Relational Sociology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Relational Sociology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-71594-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-89086-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-71595-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 226
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Media Sociology
    Media and Communication
    Social Media
    Social Theory
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"Graduate students, scholars and professionals interested in social media and sociology might find this book useful to better understand the implications of social media on the relationships with others online and offline.” (Margarita H. Tapia, CBQ Communication Booknotes Quarterly, Vol. 51 (3-4), 2020)