Spectacles of intimacy? Mapping the moral landscape of teenage social media

Liam Berriman, Rachel Thomson
2014 Journal of Youth Studies  
This paper explores young people s expressed concerns about privacy in the context of a highly mediated cultural environment, mapping social media practices against axes of visibility and participation. Drawing on interdisciplinary conceptual resources from both the humanities and social sciences we use spectacles of intimacy (Chase and Levenson 2000) to conceptualise breaches of privacy, mapping an emergent moral landscape for young people that moves beyond concerns with e-safety to engage
more » ... the production and circulation of audiences and value. The paper draws on data from a methodological innovation project using multi-media and mixed methods to capture lived temporalities for children and young people. We present a model that captures a moral landscape shaped by emotional concerns about social media, the affordances of those media and affective discourses emerging from young people s use of the media.
doi:10.1080/13676261.2014.992323 fatcat:kuhpamkmzzavtdwvfqsvl3h4d4