Social Networking and Emotions

  • Greti-Iulia Ivana
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Relational Sociology book series (PSRS)


Ivana engages in understanding the emotional aspects involved both in instances of online communication and in the deeper bond from which particular interactions originate. By insisting on holistic rather than exclusively reflective meaning-making processes, the author exposes the centrality of emotions in a variety of Facebook practices, which are typically understood as rather detached and unemotional. The chapter brings out emotions experienced as a direct result of posting or accessing others’ posts in social media, as well as the role of emotions in encouraging or inhibiting online expression. Based on the narratives of the users, Ivana analyzes several frequently mentioned emotions like pride, shame, anger, and nostalgia.


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  • Greti-Iulia Ivana
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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