Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorTapsell, Paul
dc.contributor.advisorReilly, Michael
dc.contributor.authorPau, Clara Kathryn
dc.date.available2014-10-12T22:43:51Z
dc.date.copyright2014
dc.identifier.citationPau, C. K. (2014). SNS (Social Networking Samoans): Exploring the ethnic identities of Samoan Facebook users in New Zealand. (Thesis, Master of Arts). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/5028en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/5028
dc.description.abstractAs digital media pervades the institutions and infrastructures of contemporary society with new inventions, new applications and new devices, so too does it pervade daily lived experiences. The social networking site Facebook.com is one such application which is highly integrated into the daily habits of individuals worldwide. The daily lived experiences of an individual contribute, according to the theorists in support of constructivism, to an individual’s ethnic identity. It has also been suggested that the reverse is true: ethnic identity also contributes to daily life. Despite the ubiquity of Facebook and the extensive writings on ethnic identity, there has been a limited contribution by scholars on how ethnic identity is manifested in and informs Facebook use. This thesis examines the daily Facebook use of seven Samoan individuals located in New Zealand. The thesis argues that key elements of their ethnic identities are manifested in and expressed through their use of the streamlined photograph, timeline post and friending Facebook functions. The thesis explains these three themes in terms of three N’s: Nationalism, Natives (and Immigrants) and Nostalgia.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
dc.rightsAll items in OUR Archive are provided for private study and research purposes and are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subjectFacebook
dc.subjectidentity
dc.subjectSamoa
dc.subjectNew Zealand
dc.subjectSocial networking
dc.titleSNS (Social Networking Samoans): Exploring the ethnic identities of Samoan Facebook users in New Zealand.
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2014-10-12T21:27:18Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplineTe Tumu - School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelMasters
otago.interloanno
otago.openaccessAbstract Only
 Find in your library

Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item is not available in full-text via OUR Archive.

If you are the author of this item, please contact us if you wish to discuss making the full text publicly available.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record