Facebook politics. (c2012)

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dc.contributor.author Ajami, Ghazala Abbass
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-04T07:50:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-04T07:50:46Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-07-04
dc.date.submitted 2012-02-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1187
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 73-82). en_US
dc.description.abstract The concept of social networks is undoubtedly entangled with globalization. The term network can simply be defined as a set of unified nodes which has contributed greatly in creating social associations in the current world. The ties established from the users of these websites are normally very strong that it is hard for one to miss an account. Social networks are immensely contributing towards globalization by connecting people with one another, who would otherwise not have known each other. The diffusion of culture or national identity through social-networking has been facilitated by people’s desire to utilize such diverse tools in communicating and collaborating in a global organizational framework. In turn, the empowerment of such innovative technologies provide a framework for inter-state social networking to help crowd-cooperation excavate individuals supporting organizations such as political parties engaging in political trans-national relations and activities. This research develops a framework that draws the political boundaries of globalization to argue that online social space can create and maintain social and political ties among members of a community. Examples will be provided to show how social networking can foster better assimilation to the culture an individual belongs to, even if he/she is not physically at the same location where his/her community of origin resides. Focusing on trans-nationalism and the use of inter-state social networking to assist engage in international relations and activities, this thesis discusses issues such as the impact of de-territorialisation on identity and political practice of Lebanese in Diaspora. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Facebook (Electronic resource) en_US
dc.subject Online social networks -- Political aspects en_US
dc.subject Transnationalism -- Political aspects en_US
dc.subject Globalization -- Political aspects en_US
dc.title Facebook politics. (c2012) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Identity through technological innovations en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200903795 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Imad Salamey
dc.author.commembers Dr. Jennifer Skulte-Ouaiss
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: xii, 83, [60] leaves; col. ill.; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Paul Tabar
dc.keywords Social Networks en_US
dc.keywords Trans-nationalism en_US
dc.keywords Innovative Technologies en_US
dc.keywords Online freedom en_US
dc.keywords Webvolution en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2012.14 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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