The Resource "Here's me in a nutshell" : the textual performance of self in male online dating profiles, Stefanie Lindsay, (electronic resource)

"Here's me in a nutshell" : the textual performance of self in male online dating profiles, Stefanie Lindsay, (electronic resource)

Label
"Here's me in a nutshell" : the textual performance of self in male online dating profiles
Title
"Here's me in a nutshell"
Title remainder
the textual performance of self in male online dating profiles
Statement of responsibility
Stefanie Lindsay
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Online dating has fast become an acceptable avenue through which to pursue romantic partners in the United States. Approximately one it ten American internet-using adults--16 million people--have personally visited dating websites (Madden & Lenhart 2006). Previous literature about online dating relies primarily on self-reported online dating behaviors as data and focuses on the differences between computer mediated communication and face-to-face interactions. This study adds to previous scholarship by analyzing the textual content posted in the free-write sections of dating profiles on Match.com. My sample consists of Match.com profiles of 60 white males from medium-sized Midwest metropolitan areas who have never been married and who do not have children. Erving Goffman's theory the performance of self has only been applied to our face-to-face encounters. However, findings from this study indicate that in many cases certain face-to-face dating behaviors such as "Small Talk" are reproduced in textual content in online dating profiles. Applying the relevance of Goffman's theory of the performance of self to online textual exchanges suggests that the traditional and online dating behaviors can be quite similar regardless of whether they take place in physical or virtual space
Cataloging source
UMK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lindsay, Stefanie
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2012.
Granting institution
Dept. of Sociology. University of Missouri-Kansas City
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Smith, Deborah B.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Online dating
  • Social interaction
  • Self-evaluation
Label
"Here's me in a nutshell" : the textual performance of self in male online dating profiles, Stefanie Lindsay, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A thesis in sociology."
  • Advisor: Deborah B. Smith
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 86-89)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Literature review -- Methodology -- Findings -- Discussion and conclusions -- Appendix A. Examples of closed-ended questions -- Appendix B. My Complete Match.com Profile (screenshot)
Control code
800400081
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (97 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)800400081
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
"Here's me in a nutshell" : the textual performance of self in male online dating profiles, Stefanie Lindsay, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "A thesis in sociology."
  • Advisor: Deborah B. Smith
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 86-89)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Literature review -- Methodology -- Findings -- Discussion and conclusions -- Appendix A. Examples of closed-ended questions -- Appendix B. My Complete Match.com Profile (screenshot)
Control code
800400081
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (97 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)800400081
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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