Representación de la Identidad Adolescente Mediante Imágenes del Facebook

Translated title of the contribution: Representation of Adolescent Identity Through Facebook Images

Nina Lulushca Aguiar Mariño, Paula Alejandra Castelo Ortiz

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The contemporary communicational subject recreates his identity as well as the social meanings of his context through digital social networks. On Facebook, young users access to a visual zapping with the photographs posted by their friends, and their characteristics can be aggregated to represent identities among peers. Their characteristics can be aggregated for the representation of identities among peers. How do users between 13 and 15 years old represent their identity through the photographs they post on Facebook? Through symbolic interaction on this social network, representational aesthetics are created and recreated in an apparently safe space for young people to try out different identities. For them there is no continuity between the offline and online world, but their photos represent their identity on the web and become guidelines for their web and become guidelines for creating their offline identity. Even if users do not consider that on the web they present who they are, by being part of Facebook they gain access to signs they adopt to recognize themselves among to recognize themselves among Internet peers and to show who they are from differentiation but also from similarity. but also from similarity.
Translated title of the contributionRepresentation of Adolescent Identity Through Facebook Images
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
Title of host publicationComunicación, desarrollo y política
PublisherEditorial Universitaria Abya-Yala
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)978-9978-10-320-5
StatePublished - 19 Sep 2018

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 413A Social and Cultural Studies


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