In Face on Facebook: Brooklyn's Drag Community and Sociotechnical Practices of Online Communication

  title={In Face on Facebook: Brooklyn's Drag Community and Sociotechnical Practices of Online Communication},
  author={Jessa Lingel and A. Golub},
  journal={J. Comput. Mediat. Commun.},
  • Jessa Lingel, A. Golub
  • Published 2015
  • Computer Science, Sociology
  • J. Comput. Mediat. Commun.
  • Recently, Brooklyn has seen an explosion of drag culture, with dozens of performers taking the stage in any given week. Social media plays a vital role for members of this community, simultaneously allowing self-promotion and community solidarity. Drawing on focus group interviews, we analyze the communication practices of Brooklyn's drag performers, examining both the advantages and drawbacks of social media platforms. Using conceptual frameworks of faceted identity and relational labor, our… CONTINUE READING
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