This edited collection illuminates the scope with which identities and intimacies interact on a wide range of social media platforms.

A varied range of international scholars examine the contexts of very different social media spaces, with topics ranging from whitewashing and memes, parental discourses in online activities, Spotify as an intimate social media platform, neoliberalisation of feminist discourses, digital sex work, social media wars in trans debates and ‘BimboTok’. The focus is on their acceleration and impact due to the specificities of social media in relation to identities, intimacies within the broad ‘political’ sphere. The geographic range of case study material reflects the global impact of social media, and includes data from Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the USA.

This enlightening and rigorous collection will be of key interest to scholars in media studies and gender studies, and to scholars and professionals of social media.


The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

chapter |13 pages


Social Media and Society
ByCosimo Marco Scarcelli, Paul G. Nixon, Tonny Krijnen, Michelle D. Ravenscroft
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part I|67 pages

Old Matter in New Spaces

chapter 1|15 pages

Whitewashing and the Meme-ability of Scarlett Johansson

Online Controversy Surrounding the Ghost in the Shell Remake
ByAnna Wald
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chapter 2|17 pages

“My Parents Check My Profile”

How Italian Girls Negotiate Parental Discourses in Online Activities
ByArianna Mainardi, Tonny Krijnen
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chapter 3|17 pages

Counselling Marriage and Love through Live-streaming in China

Douyin, Relationship Counsellor and the Affective Public
ByZhen Ye, Qian Huang
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chapter 4|16 pages

“Music Makes the People Come Together”

Spotify as an Intimate Social Media Platform
ByBen De Smet, Frederik Dhaenens
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part II|67 pages

Contextualising Identities and Social Media

chapter 5|18 pages

Sexual Reputation, Intersectional Intimacies and Visual Social Media

Exploring Young People's Mores on ‘Good' versus ‘Bad' Online Sexual Reputations
ByBurcu Korkmazer, Sander De Ridder, Sofie Van Bauwel
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chapter 6|16 pages

“You Live and You Learn”

Sex and Relationship Vlogging and the Production of Knowledge
ByVictoria Andelsman
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chapter 7|15 pages

Webisodes as Different Subversive Forms of Representation of Gender and Sexuality

ByPernilla Jonsson Severson
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chapter 8|16 pages

No Country for Men

Negotiating Men's Rights Activism in Digital Spaces
ByManolo Farci
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part III|65 pages

Negotiating Politics and Identities

chapter 9|16 pages

“Hello My Lovelies!”

Conflicted Feminisms and the Neoliberalisation of Portuguese Activist Influencer Practices
BySofia P. Caldeira, Ana Flora Machado
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chapter 10|16 pages

Digital Sex Work?

Creating and Selling Explicit Content in OnlyFans
ByDaniel Cardoso, Despina Chronaki, Cosimo Marco Scarcelli
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chapter 11|16 pages

Trans-exclusionary Discourses on Social Media in Spain

ByCilia Willem, R. Lucas Platero, Iolanda Tortajada
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chapter 12|15 pages

The Rise of Bimbo TikTok

Digital Sociality, Postfeminism and Disidentificatory Subjects
ByAP Pierce
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