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Chronic media worlds: Social media and the problem of pain communication on Tumblr

Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ. 2016. Chronic media worlds: Social media and the problem of pain communication on Tumblr. Social Media + Society, 2(1), [Article]

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Abstract or Description

This paper explores dynamics of pain communication in the social media platform Tumblr. As a device of health communication, the Tumblr platform brings together a network of behaviors, technologies and media forms through which pain experience is reimaged through and against mainstream biomedical frameworks. The article develops an interpretative approach to analyze how, as social media platforms reorganize affective, emotional, physical and temporal frames of experience, communication about chronic pain and illness is reimagined in its capacity to create, and subvert, pain worlds. Drawing on ethnographic theory to reimagine the relation between politics and poetics in pain communication, the article explores the issue- and world-making capacities of social media.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/2056305116628887

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Dates:

DateEvent
1 February 2016Published
1 November 2015Accepted

Item ID:

21483

Date Deposited:

28 Sep 2017 16:59

Last Modified:

09 Jul 2018 20:06

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/21483

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