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Hur använder personer med ett självskadebeteende de sociala forumen på Internet?

Henriksson, Therese LU and Mattisson, Emelie LU (2011) SOPA63 20102
School of Social Work
Abstract
How do people with a self-injury use the social forums on the Internet?

The increasing use of Internet has contributed to the opening of new "worlds" where people with a certain problem can create and / or find communities which focus on their specific needs.
The aim of our study was to examine how people with self-injurious behaviour interact with each other on the Internet. We conducted a qualitative document analysis of three Internet forums and a semi-structured interview with a representative from an association for people with self-injury.
The theoretical points we have used is Goffman's dramaturgical perspective and his theory of stigma. We have also in our understanding of our empirical work used the Howard S. Becker's... (More)
How do people with a self-injury use the social forums on the Internet?

The increasing use of Internet has contributed to the opening of new "worlds" where people with a certain problem can create and / or find communities which focus on their specific needs.
The aim of our study was to examine how people with self-injurious behaviour interact with each other on the Internet. We conducted a qualitative document analysis of three Internet forums and a semi-structured interview with a representative from an association for people with self-injury.
The theoretical points we have used is Goffman's dramaturgical perspective and his theory of stigma. We have also in our understanding of our empirical work used the Howard S. Becker's labeling theory and theories of creating identities in relation to the Internet and the creation of a subculture.
In our empirical work we have seen that the stigma and the negative labeling the members are experiencing in real life does not exist in the forums. We have observed several social roles that members take on themselves on the forums and the creation of a subculture. We have discovered that the amount of triggering material appearing on the forums does not depend on which rules the forums have, rather on how active the moderators are to maintain them. (Less)
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author
Henriksson, Therese LU and Mattisson, Emelie LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20102
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Internet, forum, self-injurious behavior, Qualitative study, self-injury, identity subculture
language
Swedish
id
1767779
date added to LUP
2011-01-25 11:25:30
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2011-01-25 11:25:30
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  abstract     = {How do people with a self-injury use the social forums on the Internet?

The increasing use of Internet has contributed to the opening of new "worlds" where people with a certain problem can create and / or find communities which focus on their specific needs.
The aim of our study was to examine how people with self-injurious behaviour interact with each other on the Internet. We conducted a qualitative document analysis of three Internet forums and a semi-structured interview with a representative from an association for people with self-injury.
The theoretical points we have used is Goffman's dramaturgical perspective and his theory of stigma. We have also in our understanding of our empirical work used the Howard S. Becker's labeling theory and theories of creating identities in relation to the Internet and the creation of a subculture.
In our empirical work we have seen that the stigma and the negative labeling the members are experiencing in real life does not exist in the forums. We have observed several social roles that members take on themselves on the forums and the creation of a subculture. We have discovered that the amount of triggering material appearing on the forums does not depend on which rules the forums have, rather on how active the moderators are to maintain them.},
  author       = {Henriksson, Therese and Mattisson, Emelie},
  keyword      = {Internet,forum,self-injurious behavior,Qualitative study,self-injury,identity subculture},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hur använder personer med ett självskadebeteende de sociala forumen på Internet?},
  year         = {2011},
}