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[ecrea] New Open Access Book: Visualising Facebook (Daniel Miller/Jolynna Sinanan)

Wed Mar 08 11:31:15 GMT 2017

UCL Press is delighted to announce the publication of a new open access book that will be of interest to list subscribers: Visualising Facebook by Daniel Miller and Jolynna Sinanan. Free download:


Visualising Facebook
Daniel Miller and Jolynna Sinanan
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Since the growth of social media, human communication has become much more visual. This book presents a scholarly analysis of the images people post on a regular basis to Facebook. By including hundreds of examples, readers can see for themselves the differences between postings from a village north of London, and those from a small town in Trinidad. Why do women respond so differently to becoming a mother in England from the way they do in Trinidad? How are values such as carnival and suburbia expressed visually? Based on an examination of over 20,000 images, the authors argue that phenomena such as selfies and memes must be analysed in their local context. The book aims to highlight the importance of visual images today in patrolling and controlling the moral values of populations, and explores the changing role of photography from that of recording and representation, to that of communication, where an image not only documents an experience but also enhances it, making the moment itself more exciting.

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The English school pupil

Young people in Trinidad and their continuities

English  adults

Trinidadian  adults

The Englishness of posting

Trinidadian cosmology and values

Ten points of view


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