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Moral panic and alternative identity construction in usenet.

Baker, Paul (2001) Moral panic and alternative identity construction in usenet. Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 7 (1). ISSN 1083-6101

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Abstract

In this paper the concept of the "moral panic" is applied to computer-mediated communication through a qualitative examination of the case of a "troll" poster to the Usenet group alt.tv.melrose-place over a four month period. The notion of Internet identity construction is analyzed as a collaboration between participants, and the resolution strategies that the participants used in order to neutralize the moral panic are examined.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Computer Mediated Communication
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
ID Code: 8471
Deposited By: Dr Paul Baker
Deposited On: 25 Apr 2008 16:04
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:13
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/8471

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