• Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Media Switching and Media Ideologies

    Author(s):
    Ilana Gershon (see profile)
    Date:
    2010
    Subject(s):
    Cultural anthropology, Digital media, Linguistic anthropology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    #breakups, #romance, #media ideologies, #new media
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6FZ16
    Abstract:
    When U.S. college students tell breakup stories, they often indicate what medium was used for each exchange. In this article, I explore what this practice reveals about people’s media ideologies. By extending previous scholarship on language ideologies to media, I trace how switching media or refusing to switch media contributes to the labor of disconnecting the relationship, determining whether phrases such as “it’s over” are effective or not.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

    Downloads

    Item Name: pdf gershon.breaking.up_.is_.hard_.to_.do_.pdf
      Download View in browser
    Activity: Downloads: 113