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All My Friends Live in My Computer: Trauma, Tactical Media, and Meaning

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All My Friends Live in my Computer combines personal stories, media studies, and interdisciplinary theories to examine case studies from three unique parts of society. From illness narratives among breast cancer patients to political upheaval among Iranian-Americans, this book examines what people do when they go online after they have suffered a trauma. It offers in-depth All My Friends Live in my Computer combines personal stories, media studies, and interdisciplinary theories to examine case studies from three unique parts of society. From illness narratives among breast cancer patients to political upheaval among Iranian-Americans, this book examines what people do when they go online after they have suffered a trauma. It offers in-depth academic analysis alongside deeply personal stories and case studies to take the reader on a journey through rapidly changing digital/social worlds. When people are traumatized, their worlds stop making sense, and All My Friends Live in My Computer explores how everyday people use social media to try and make a new world for themselves and others who are suffering. Through its attention to personal stories and application of media theory to new contexts, this book highlights how, when given the tools, people will make meaning in creative, novel, and healing ways.  


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All My Friends Live in my Computer combines personal stories, media studies, and interdisciplinary theories to examine case studies from three unique parts of society. From illness narratives among breast cancer patients to political upheaval among Iranian-Americans, this book examines what people do when they go online after they have suffered a trauma. It offers in-depth All My Friends Live in my Computer combines personal stories, media studies, and interdisciplinary theories to examine case studies from three unique parts of society. From illness narratives among breast cancer patients to political upheaval among Iranian-Americans, this book examines what people do when they go online after they have suffered a trauma. It offers in-depth academic analysis alongside deeply personal stories and case studies to take the reader on a journey through rapidly changing digital/social worlds. When people are traumatized, their worlds stop making sense, and All My Friends Live in My Computer explores how everyday people use social media to try and make a new world for themselves and others who are suffering. Through its attention to personal stories and application of media theory to new contexts, this book highlights how, when given the tools, people will make meaning in creative, novel, and healing ways.  

32 review for All My Friends Live in My Computer: Trauma, Tactical Media, and Meaning

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    Alex

    This book is an essential contribution to trauma studies, and has already shifted some of the ways I think about my own work. Dr. Rajabi has an unwavering commitment to justice which shines through her writing. I valued her clearly articulated concept of trauma as a crisis of meaning-making and the explorations, through case studies, of how people use social and digital media to create meaning. I particularly appreciated the grounding in feminist and disability politics and how those lenses were This book is an essential contribution to trauma studies, and has already shifted some of the ways I think about my own work. Dr. Rajabi has an unwavering commitment to justice which shines through her writing. I valued her clearly articulated concept of trauma as a crisis of meaning-making and the explorations, through case studies, of how people use social and digital media to create meaning. I particularly appreciated the grounding in feminist and disability politics and how those lenses were applied across the case studies - there's a chapter on CrossFit through a disability lens that I will be thinking about for a long time. This is a text packed with complexity that I know I will need to return to again to fully appreciate. Recommended for those in the trauma studies field who want to expand your understanding through a new lens.

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