Blogging Family-like Relations when visiting Theme and Amusement Parks: The Use of Children in Displays Online
2014 (English)In: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 6, no 55, 997-1013 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper combines sociological perspectives on family display, internet studies on family and private photography and a child studies perspective on the display of children. The paper proposes that blogging practices related to visits to theme and amusement parks in Sweden provide a new arena for people to displayfami-ly-like relationships. In the different displays,adults mainly use pictures of chil-dren in the blogs to demonstratetheir ability to perform family-likerelationships. The paper suggests that thisform of child-centred display,a visualized child-centredness, done during the park visit as well as in the blogging, is part of the construction of contemporary childhoods and what it means to be a child today and has not been theorized in earlier research on the display of family-like rela-tions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping University Electronic Press, 2014. Vol. 6, no 55, 997-1013 p.
Family-like relations, blog posts, visualized child-centredness, online displays, theme and amusement parks
Other Social Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-111431DOI: 10.3384/cu.2000.1525.146997OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-111431DiVA: diva2:756340
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