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Social Theory After the Internet
Media, Technology, and Globalization
Ralph Schroeder
This book focuses on everyday effects of the internet—including information-seeking, big data, and the growing importance of smartphone use—to explain how the internet surpasses traditional media. Synthesizing global perspectives, Schroeder posits a theory on the internet’s role as well as how both technological and social forces shape its significance.

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Social Media in Trinidad
Values and Visibility
Jolynna Sinanan
Drawing on fifteen months of ethnographic research in one of the most under-developed towns on Trinidad, this book describes the uses and consequences of social media for the town’s residents. The town’s chief core value asserts that one should not elevate oneself over others, and Sinanan explores how residents carefully navigate social media as a tool for visibility while still advocating against more cosmopolitan values.    

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Social Media in Emergent Brazil
How the Internet Affects Social Mobility
Juliano Spyer
Spyer argues that social media is the way for low-income Brazilians to stay connected, despite systematic ridicule from the more affluent, thus suggesting that social media serves a crucial function in strengthening traditional social relations.

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Social Media in South India
Shriram Venkatraman
This book is one of the first ethnographic studies to explore the use of social media in the everyday lives of people in Tamil Nadu, a region of South India experiencing rapid change. Venkatraman argues that that the use of various social media platforms in the region, while seeming to induce societal change, also remains bound by local practices influenced by class, age, gender, and caste.

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