Nostalgic identities: A study in the interactive process of Mexican / Mexican American users in Facebook

Daniel Dominguez, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

Online social networking is a growing phenomenon. All over the globe people engage in disembodied interactions with one another taking for granted a compression of time and space. Most social analysis of online settings has been studied from a symbolic interactionist perspective in which the concept of multiple/pluralized identity helps explain how users identify themselves in disembodied contexts. ^ This paper intends to discover how the Mexican / Mexican American identity is presented, managed and produced by users in the Social Networking Site Facebook using the concept of nostalgia in how identity is presented in a disembodied context.^

Subject Area

Psychology, Social|Speech Communication|Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies|Web Studies|Hispanic American Studies

Recommended Citation

Dominguez, Daniel, "Nostalgic identities: A study in the interactive process of Mexican / Mexican American users in Facebook" (2012). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1518196.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1518196

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