Mediated Community from an Intergroup Perspective: A Literature Review

Vilma Lehtinen*, Eeva Raita, Mikael Wahlström, Peter Peltonen, Airi Lampinen

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Abstract

The ways people organize themselves as communities shift along with the digitalization of social interaction. We review studies on mediated community to analyze which aspects of social interaction are considered to characterize community today. We elaborate on their scientific positioning, or as termed by Doise [14], levels of explanation from the intra-individual to the societal level. Noticing that viewing mediated community as an intergroup phenomenon has been marginal, we propose a research agenda that addresses mediated community explicitly from an intergroup perspective. To extend knowledge of how communities are formed and maintained in digitalized, networked settings, we encourage future research to better integrate this perspective, by focusing on (1) the ways in which outgroups contribute to a sense of community (2) the interaction that occurs on the borders of communities, and (3) the ways in which intergroup relations delineate the symbolic construction of communities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINTERNET SCIENCE (INSCI 2015)
EditorsT Tiropanis, A Vakali, L Sartori, P Burnap
PublisherSpringer-verlag Berlin
Pages145-159
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-18608-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Internet Science: Societies, Governance and Innovation - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 27 May 201529 May 2015
Conference number: 2

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
Volume9089
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Internet Science
Abbreviated titleINSCI
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period27/05/201529/05/2015

Keywords

  • Community
  • Online
  • Virtual
  • Review
  • Intergroup
  • ONLINE COMMUNITIES
  • VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES
  • MODERATION
  • SOCIETY
  • HEALTH
  • SENSE

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