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Emotions and Loneliness in a Networked Society

Editors: Fox, Bianca (Ed.)

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  • Discusses a highly topical issue as the first international collection of chapters on loneliness
  • Analyses loneliness and emotions in the context of highly networked societies
  • Provide solutions to tackling loneliness by employing new communication technologies and informing national discussions on policies and intervention programs
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About this book

Loneliness affects quality of life, life satisfaction, and well-being, and it is associated with various health problems, both somatic and mental. This book takes an international and interdisciplinary approach to the study of loneliness, identifying and bridging the gaps in academic research on loneliness, and creating new research pathways. Focusing in particular on loneliness in the context of new and emergent communication technologies, it provides a wide range of theoretical and methodological perspectives and will contribute to the re-evaluation of the way we understand and research this contemporary global phenomenon.

About the authors

Bianca Fox is Senior Lecturer in TV, Broadcasting and Journalism at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. She is also Subject Leader for Film, Media and Journalism and Deputy Director of the Research Centre for Film, Media, Discourse and Culture.

Reviews

“This collection thoughtfully explores how technologies of togetherness contribute to – and challenge – contemporary experiences of loneliness. With case studies from Europe, Asia and Africa, this volume provides much-needed insight into the multiplicity of connectedness in the digital age.” (Zeena Feldman, King's College London, UK)
“It is one of the 21st century’s great ironies that the more advances in technology allow society to connect and network on a global scale, the more we are at risk of unprecedented levels of disconnection, social isolation and loneliness. By championing an interdisciplinary approach this volume provides new insights into what is one of the greatest social and health challenges of our time.” (Professor Michael Wilson, Loughborough University, UK)

“In a world where each news cycle seems to bring news of another mass-shooting, of people stranded or killed crossing borders, or of intractable conflicts across the globe, it is all too easy to lose sight of the important questions around loneliness, solidarity, new media and human connection that this book poses. Bianca Fox has brought together a mix of fascinating, timely and compassionate scholarship which explores experiences of loneliness in different national settings, the complex significance of the internet therein, and the problematic reification of social media’s role in modern loneliness by both optimists and pessimists.” (Shakuntala Banaji, Associate Professor, Department of Media and Communication, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)

“We are more and more lonely in a world that seemingly offers more connectivity than ever. The volume Emotions and Loneliness in a Networked Society offers a very timely and valuable insight into loneliness, a phenomenon which is increasingly recognised as one of the key problems societies across the world face.” (Dariusz Galasinski, Professor of Discourse and Cultural Studies, University of Wolverhampton, UK)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • An Introduction to Emotions and Loneliness in a Networked Society

    Pages 1-9

    Fox, Bianca

  • Emotions in the Public Sphere: Networked Solidarity, Technology and Social Ties

    Pages 13-44

    De Blasio, Emiliana (et al.)

  • Mediatised Emotions: A Framework for Understanding the Display of Affect in the Network Society

    Pages 45-68

    Serrano-Puche, Javier (et al.)

  • Communication of Loneliness Emotions in the Online Vlogs and Their Moral Value

    Pages 69-86

    Lasmane, Skaidrīte (et al.)

  • Connected Emotions on Tinder: The Development of Social Skills and a Digital Self Among Users from Mexico City and Madrid

    Pages 87-111

    Cardoso-González, Rodrigo Alonso

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-24882-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24881-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emotions and Loneliness in a Networked Society
Editors
  • Bianca Fox
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24882-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24882-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24881-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 338
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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