Akofena (Jun 2024)

Self and Identity and their social Representations in new Media Spaces-Field Study of a Sample of Facebook Users

  • Tayeb BARR

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 02, no. 12


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Abstract: The renewal of research on the subject of self and identity in an issue raised by the growing use of new media spaces and their impact on self-reproduction, identity and the ease of individual self-liberation from social control factors, socio-social framing and the new connection to social representations that control communication technology. Although the topic of representation varies from generation to generation, the latter has allowed for the dissolution of all the diverse identities and identities originally in one magma, Eliminating the concept of belonging to a social group, where symbolic systems of interpretation, expectations and interactions govern an individual's relationship with the living world and with others from contexts that appear to be social, but are different from the prevailing lifestyle, and rapidly changing. Is it possible to talk about social representations of one self and one identity in this new communication space fueled by new media uses, especially "Facebook"? Keywords: Self, Identity, Social Representations, Media Space, New Media