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DISABLED IDENTITIES AND SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES: A SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY

Debarati Chakraborty

Volume: 7 Issue: 3 2017

Abstract:

The paper tries to investigate the role of Social Networking Sites (SNS) in the lives of disabled youths and how they negotiate their identities on social networking platforms. The body plays a crucial role in the interaction process but with the change in medium of interaction,the role of bodyas the primary agent of social interaction has been replaced with new forms of interactions brought about by internet and social media. The emergences of internet and SNS have given up immense ways of presentation of self, body and playing with identities in everyday life. Against this background, the study will try to explore how disabled1 youths negotiate their disabled identities on such platforms and helping them maintain, build new relationships.

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