Narratives Online : Shared Stories in Social Media, Hardback Book


Stories are shared by millions of people online every day.

They post and re-post interactions as they re-tell and respond to large-scale mediated events.

These stories are important as they can bring people together, or polarise them in opposing groups.

Narratives Online explores this new genre - the shared story - and uses carefully chosen case-studies to illustrate the complex processes of sharing as they are shaped by four international social media contexts: Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Building on discourse analytic research, Ruth Page develops a new framework - 'Mediated Narrative Analysis' - to address the large scale, multimodal nature of online narratives, helping researchers interpret the micro- and macro-level politics that are played out in computer-mediated communication.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 4 b/w illus. 25 tables
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Sociolinguistics
  • ISBN: 9781107139916



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