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Bourdieu, Social Capital and Online Interaction

Julien, C.

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  "description": "While there has been much discussion in recent decades on the nature of social capital and its\nimportance in online interactions, it is my contention that these discussions have been dominated\nby the American Communitarian tradition. In this article, I begin with an overview of American\nCommunitarianism to identify the key elements therein that are found in contemporary theories\nof social capital. Following this, I expose some of the weaknesses of this tradition and apply\nBourdieu's distinctive theoretical framework to online interactions to demonstrate the fecundity\nof Bourdieu's sociological perspective when applied to contemporary online interactions. To do\nthis, I examine interactions online that involve 'internet memes', as digital inhabitants themselves\ncolloquially define them. It is my contention that an agonistic model, rather than a communitarian\none, best describes the online interactions of digital inhabitants.", 
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      "name": "Julien, C."
  "headline": "Bourdieu, Social Capital and Online Interaction", 
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  "datePublished": "2014-06-30", 
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  "name": "Bourdieu, Social Capital and Online Interaction"
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