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All My Friends Live in My Computer

Trauma, Tactical Media, & Meaning

Samira Rajabi (author)

ISBN: 9781978818958

Publication Date: May 2021

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

From illness narratives among breast cancer patients to political upheaval among Iranian-Americans, this book examines what people do when they go online after they have suffered a trauma. It offers in-depth academic analysis alongside personal stories and case studies to take the reader on a journey through rapidly changing digital/social worlds.
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All My Friends Live in my Computer combines personal stories, media studies, and interdisciplinary theories to examine case studies from three unique parts of society. From illness narratives among breast cancer patients to political upheaval among Iranian-Americans, this book examines what people do when they go online after they have suffered a trauma. It offers in-depth academic analysis alongside deeply personal stories and case studies to take the reader on a journey through rapidly changing digital/social worlds. When people are traumatized, their worlds stop making sense, and All My Friends Live in my Computer explores how everyday people use social media to try and make a new world for themselves and others who are suffering. Through its attention to personal stories and application of media theory to new contexts, this book highlights how, when given the tools, people will make meaning in creative, novel, and healing ways.
Illustrations 19 colour images
Pages 180
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 May 2021
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Subject/s Psychiatry   Impact of science & technology on society   Computer networking & communications   Illness & addiction: social aspects   Trauma & shock  
Samira Rajabi is the Director of Technology Influenced Pedagogy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has published in the Canadian Journal of Disability, as well as in the book Social Media in Iran. She is a contributor to Cure Magazine since 2015 and an active member of patient support communities online.

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