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Anorektiker eller en person med Anorexia? - Att skapa en identitet med hjälp av Pro-ana bloggar

Kajrup, Rebecca LU and Strandberg, Kajsa LU (2013) SOPA63 20122
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study is to explain what a Pro-ana blog is and from an identity perspective examine the level of significance these blogs have for the users. The study is based on five blogs and its last fifteen posts. To analyse these we used a qualitative method in terms of text analysis on the basis of a social constructionist theory. The results showed us that Pro-ana is seen as a lifestyle by the users and the aim with these blogs is to support each other in the choice of this lifestyle. Further we discovered that the users of these blogs are in a major need of the fellowship created by the Pro-ana community and that the users shape and transform their identities in this community. The study also showed that the virtual world makes it... (More)
The aim of this study is to explain what a Pro-ana blog is and from an identity perspective examine the level of significance these blogs have for the users. The study is based on five blogs and its last fifteen posts. To analyse these we used a qualitative method in terms of text analysis on the basis of a social constructionist theory. The results showed us that Pro-ana is seen as a lifestyle by the users and the aim with these blogs is to support each other in the choice of this lifestyle. Further we discovered that the users of these blogs are in a major need of the fellowship created by the Pro-ana community and that the users shape and transform their identities in this community. The study also showed that the virtual world makes it possible to be anonymous and create the desired identity. (Less)
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author
Kajrup, Rebecca LU and Strandberg, Kajsa LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Pro-ana, identity, Anorexia nervosa, community, fellowship, blog.
language
Swedish
id
3437314
date added to LUP
2013-02-26 12:06:20
date last changed
2013-02-26 12:06:20
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study is to explain what a Pro-ana blog is and from an identity perspective examine the level of significance these blogs have for the users. The study is based on five blogs and its last fifteen posts. To analyse these we used a qualitative method in terms of text analysis on the basis of a social constructionist theory. The results showed us that Pro-ana is seen as a lifestyle by the users and the aim with these blogs is to support each other in the choice of this lifestyle. Further we discovered that the users of these blogs are in a major need of the fellowship created by the Pro-ana community and that the users shape and transform their identities in this community. The study also showed that the virtual world makes it possible to be anonymous and create the desired identity.},
  author       = {Kajrup, Rebecca and Strandberg, Kajsa},
  keyword      = {Pro-ana,identity,Anorexia nervosa,community,fellowship,blog.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Anorektiker eller en person med Anorexia? - Att skapa en identitet med hjälp av Pro-ana bloggar},
  year         = {2013},
}