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Online search for Offline Partners: matching platforms as tools of individual empowerment and social retraditionalization

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Corporate Editor Universität Zürich, Philosophische Fakultät, Soziologisches Institut
Abstract Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The growing demand for artificial partner-seeking procedures in contemporary societies; 3. Effortless accessibility and high compatibility with other activities and roles; 4. Ready exit options; 5. The larger pool of alternatives; 6. The standardization of exclusion criteria; 7. Another historical stage in the ongoing „subjectification“ of partner selection; 8. The absence of structuring by "situative frames"; 9. From multilateral to "poly-bilateral" interactions; 10. Symmetrical patterns of communicational exchange; 11. The discursive (instead of intuitive) process of mutual disclosure; 12. Dispersed interaction flows and reduced normative commitments; 13. On the semi-playfulness and "latent irony" of online interactions; 14. Conclusive Remarks; References
Keywords Internet; choice of partner; computer-mediated communication; virtual community; social relations; interaction; online service; market; acceptance; self-presentation; confidence
Classification Family Sociology, Sociology of Sexual Behavior; Interactive, electronic Media
Document language English
Publication Year 2007
City Zürich
Page/Pages 31 p.
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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