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dc.contributor.advisorBakardjieva, Maria
dc.contributor.authorGaden Jones, Georgia
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T19:40:49Z
dc.date.available2016-07-13T19:40:49Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2016en
dc.identifier.citationGaden Jones, G. (2016). Pros and Cons: Negotiating Value in Blog Culture (Unpublished doctoral thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/27463en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/3128
dc.description.abstractAn analysis of conversations with bloggers in both focus groups and interviews as well as a decade-long observation of blogging culture informs this exploration of the ways in which bloggers discursively construct value, and the contingencies of these constructions. The goal was to examine which characteristics and behaviors emerged as privileged and valued and those which were not, extrapolating these visions of value to broader social and cultural contexts where self-documentation and public presentations of self via social media are increasingly prevalent. The participants in this study took up multiple, complex and often intersecting discourses of value. Value operated in understandings of textual conventions and standards; of the norms and potential of blogging as a technology of the self (Foucault, 1988); as social and cultural capital (Bourdieu, 1986) and subcultural capital (Thornton, 1997); in the ‘scene’ (Irwin, 1977) of blogging culture; and as economic value. In this context, tensions emerge where constructions of authenticity operate as both hallmarks of independence and strategies for monetization and professional progress; and the individual quest for meaning and self-care is situated in a cultural context where usefulness (to others) and validation (from others) often shape visions of value.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectMass Communications
dc.subjectEducation--Social Sciences
dc.subjectRhetoric and Composition
dc.subjectLiterature
dc.subjectAnthropology--Cultural
dc.subjectSociology--Theory and Methods
dc.subject.classificationBloggingen_US
dc.subject.classificationcultural studiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationGenreen_US
dc.subject.classificationTechnologies of the Selfen_US
dc.subject.classificationValueen_US
dc.subject.classificationNeoliberalismen_US
dc.subject.classificationSocial Mediaen_US
dc.titlePros and Cons: Negotiating Value in Blog Culture
dc.typedoctoral thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/27463
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.namePhD
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication and Culture
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
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dc.contributor.committeememberMitchell, David
dc.contributor.committeememberRedden, Joanna
dc.contributor.committeememberJubas, Kaela
dc.contributor.committeememberRak, Julie
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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