Adoption and narrative in the digital age: how are social and digital media changing adoption?

Samuels, Julie (2016) Adoption and narrative in the digital age: how are social and digital media changing adoption? Masters thesis (MPhil), University of Sussex.

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Abstract

This thesis explores some of the twenty-first century social networking challenges
faced by all those involved in adoption. Written as an account of some fundamental
changes taking place, where adoption and social networking have collided, this work
examines some of the emerging tensions. Although much of the research is UKfocused,
the changes within adoption in relation to social networking are more widely
applicable. The inclusion of research material from other countries, including the US,
is representative of these changes taking place within the field of adoption.

Through the examination of popular media and adoption as narratives, an
indication of social networking’s pervasiveness and the unforeseen changes in the
provision of care of looked after children begin to emerge. In this new and still
uncharted digital territory, all aspects of what it means to be adopted continue to evolve
in the context of networked media cultures.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV0697 Protection, assistance and relief > HV0700 Special classes > HV0701 Children > HV0873 Destitute, neglected and abandoned children. Street children > HV0875 Adoption
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P0087 Communication. Mass media
Depositing User: Library Cataloguing
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 10:34
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2018 07:06
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/61600

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