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The Structural Underpinnings of Online Bonds

  • Greti-Iulia Ivana
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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the question of bond patterns and how those patterns manifest themselves in online exchanges of information. Situating the discussion at the intersection between field theory and network theory, Ivana explores the weight of the symbolic order in Facebook meaning making, as well as in more general tie and network construction. In this regard, the accessibility of markers of social status through Facebook makes the platform significant not only as a function of existing networks of bonds, but also as a means of negotiating and evaluating the (potential or actual) networks on a symbolic level.

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

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