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Trollet, självmordsexperten, livräddaren och vännen : En netnografisk studie om interaktion kring ämnet suicid

Perätalo, Johanna Elfrida LU and Rosengren, Karolina LU (2020) SOPA63 20201
School of Social Work
Abstract
This study aims to analyze the interaction between actors who express suicidal thoughts and the respondents on anonymous Swedish internet forums. By using a qualitative approach, a netnographic document study was used to collect the empirical data for this study. The theoretical framework of this study was Erving Goffman’s theory of dramaturgy using concepts such as front stage, backstage and personal facade. The data consist of 31 different forum threads on the topic of suicide. The results indicate that the responses were depending on the actor’s purpose with the thread. The study also identified four different characters of the respondents, which was the troll, the lifesaver, the suicide expert and the friend. Furthermore, this study... (More)
This study aims to analyze the interaction between actors who express suicidal thoughts and the respondents on anonymous Swedish internet forums. By using a qualitative approach, a netnographic document study was used to collect the empirical data for this study. The theoretical framework of this study was Erving Goffman’s theory of dramaturgy using concepts such as front stage, backstage and personal facade. The data consist of 31 different forum threads on the topic of suicide. The results indicate that the responses were depending on the actor’s purpose with the thread. The study also identified four different characters of the respondents, which was the troll, the lifesaver, the suicide expert and the friend. Furthermore, this study shows that internet forums contain different forms of responses such as empowering response, aggressive response and suicidal help. The results also showed that the responses were depending on to what extent the actor was perceived as genuine. (Less)
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Perätalo, Johanna Elfrida LU and Rosengren, Karolina LU
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SOPA63 20201
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Erving Goffman, anonymity, internet forum, suicide, interaction
language
Swedish
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9014832
date added to LUP
2020-06-09 14:00:05
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2020-06-09 14:00:05
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  abstract     = {This study aims to analyze the interaction between actors who express suicidal thoughts and the respondents on anonymous Swedish internet forums. By using a qualitative approach, a netnographic document study was used to collect the empirical data for this study. The theoretical framework of this study was Erving Goffman’s theory of dramaturgy using concepts such as front stage, backstage and personal facade. The data consist of 31 different forum threads on the topic of suicide. The results indicate that the responses were depending on the actor’s purpose with the thread. The study also identified four different characters of the respondents, which was the troll, the lifesaver, the suicide expert and the friend. Furthermore, this study shows that internet forums contain different forms of responses such as empowering response, aggressive response and suicidal help. The results also showed that the responses were depending on to what extent the actor was perceived as genuine.},
  author       = {Perätalo, Johanna Elfrida and Rosengren, Karolina},
  keyword      = {Erving Goffman,anonymity,internet forum,suicide,interaction},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Trollet, självmordsexperten, livräddaren och vännen : En netnografisk studie om interaktion kring ämnet suicid},
  year         = {2020},
}