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Get connected! Social uses of the telephone and modes of interaction in a peer group of young Parisians

Authors
Journal
Réseaux The French journal of communication
0969-9864
Publisher
PERSEE Program
Publication Date
Volume
5
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3406/reso.1997.3330
Disciplines
  • Communication
  • Musicology

Abstract

Summary: The observation of uses of the telephone and related practices in a group of young Parisians sharing a degree of social exclusion and linked by a sense of affinity reveals the importance of this communication tool in the organization and functioning of the group. This network of friends is built on a foundation of leisure activities and shared interests (music, parties, fashion, etc.). The very regular telephone contact reflects their need for strong cohesive relationships. It also attests to the adhesion of each member to the group and to his or her ability to use the network of friends to organize daily activities.

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