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Examining Garden Blogs as a Communication System
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Media and Communication Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1443-6537
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Communication, ISSN 1932-8036, E-ISSN 1932-8036, no 6, 2758-2779 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The blogosphere supports an interpersonal meaning production process by providing the space and opportunities for communication through the circulation and discussion oftopics. Using systems theory, as developed by Niklas Luhmann, I explore how garden bloggers issue invitations to communicate by studying their selection process from all possible entries and images. I examine the selection criteria for posting an entry and especially look at Swedish and German garden blogs to study “ordinary” people’s relations in the blogosphere from the perspective of sharing opinions, impressions, and emotions about their garden environment. As a result, the selection criteria of novelty, values, identification, conflicts, visuality, and sociality are revealed. A communicative culture of approval, admiration, and respect, which promotes emotional ties and strengthens the feeling of common concerns in the blogosphere, is noticeably present.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. no 6, 2758-2779 p.
Keyword [en]
Domestic blogs, communication, systems theory, gardening
National Category
Communication Studies
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-17679ISI: 000311216100010Local ID: 1294/42/2009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-17679DiVA: diva2:577711
Projects
Media, Communication, and the Social Performance of Environmentalism: Comparing Ecological Collectives on Two Sides of the Baltic Sea
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2012-12-16 Created: 2012-12-16 Last updated: 2017-01-26Bibliographically approved

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