publication . Bachelor thesis . 2017

LGBT Representations on Facebook : Representations of the Self and the Content

Chu, Yawen;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
The topic of LGBT rights has been increasingly discussed and debated over recent years. More and more scholars show their interests in the field of LGBT representations in media. However, not many studies involved LGBT representations in social media. This paper explores LGBT representations on Facebook by analysing posts on an open page and in a private group, including both representations of the self as the identity of sexual minorities, content that is displayed on Facebook and the similarities and differences in two different settings (a private group and an open page). This study aims to fill the gap of self- representations of sexual minorities in non-ano...
Subjects
free text keywords: LGBT, Self-representation, Media-representation, Facebook, Identity, Power, Media and Communications, Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
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