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Conditioned Identities

Wished-for and Unwished-for Identities

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Edited By Flocel Sabaté

This book contains selected papers from the meeting «Conditioned Identities. Wished-for and Unwished-for Identities», held in the Institute of Research in Identities and Society (University of Lleida) in 2013 and attended by participants representing different disciplines, discussing the imposition and acceptance of identities. The different chapters of the book, written by scholars and researchers from all over the world, analyse the conflict between attributed and chosen identities in History, Language, Literature, Sociology and Anthropology across various historical periods and geographical regions. Theoretical and practical studies are combined in order to contribute to a renewal of perspectives regarding a key issue for understanding the roots of our current society and the problems surrounding conviviality in today’s world.
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Students’ Facebook: the magnifying glass on the social construction of teenagers’ reading identity

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Cristina ALIAGAS

University of Sheffield

Introduction1

According to Miller2 teenagers spend around four to six hours daily doing something on Facebook which involves one of the three “time suck” activities that it provides: communication, online gaming and cultivating one’s profile. Their daily routines might include checking new photographs, looking over the status updates, posting something themselves or commenting on another posting. Of course, all these activities are developed whilst dealing with parallel conversations in the instant chat facility. Such high usage of Facebook implies that huge portions of the life, culture and identities of 21st century teenagers are depicted there.

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