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The secret life of teens: online versus offline photographic displays at home

Durrant, A, Frohlich, DM, Sellen, A and Uzzell, D (2011) The secret life of teens: online versus offline photographic displays at home Visual Studies, 26 (2). 113 - 124. ISSN 1472-586X

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Abstract

In this article we describe findings from a recent study in which we interviewed four British teenage girls about their photo display practices, online and offline, in family homes. We adopted a phenomenological approach to inquiry, with a particular interest in exploring how photographic representations of self and family signal self-development in emerging adulthood. Findings reveal how teens portrayed themselves differently to friends, online, and family, offline. Self-presentation to peers through photographs was managed separately from the family and largely free from parental control. The separate, online domain was used to explore alternative self-representations with real friends. Our findings appear to signal changing politics of photograph ownership and family representation between the generations.

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Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published as Durrant A, Frohlich D, Sellen A, Uzzell D (2011). The secret life of teens: online versus offline photographic displays at home. Visual Studies 26(2):113-124. Visual Studies is available online at: www.tandfonline.com http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1472586X.2011.571887.
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Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2012 15:55
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:58
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/103168

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