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Author Stommel, Wyke.

Title Entering an online support group on eating disorders [electronic resource] : a discourse analysis / Wyke Stommel.

Imprint Amsterdam : New York : Rodopi, 2009.

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Description 1 online resource (286 pages).
Series Utrecht studies in language and communication, 0927-7706 ; 21
Utrecht studies in language and communication ; 21.
Note Title from PDF title page (viewed Nov. 2, 2009).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-283).
Contents Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I An ethnomethodological approach to community, identity and eating disorders; Chapter 1 The online support group as a community; Chapter 2 Identity in a community; Chapter 3 Accomplishing identity in an online community on eating disorders; Part II Discourse analysis; Chapter 4 Research design: The forum, ethics, data and method; Chapter 5 Identity accomplished through nicknames; Chapter 6 Opening the first posting: Ambivalence towards the community; Chapter 7 Displaying forumability in the online community.
Summary Online support groups are considered highly valuable in addition to traditional health care services, but we know very little about how people actually join such a group. This book offers a microanalysis of an online support group on eating disorders, specifically the communication through textual messages between newcomers and regular members and members' nicknames. The study uses an ethnomethodological and conversation analytical approach to show that members of online support groups treat the group as a community in which their illness-identity is highly relevant. It appears that members in.
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Subject Eating disorders.
Medicine -- Computer network resources.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9789042026612 (electronic bk.)
9042026618 (electronic bk.)
904202660X (alk. paper)
9789042026605 (alk. paper)