Amy Dobson is a Lecturer in Internet Studies at Curtin University, Australia. She is the author of Postfeminist Digital Cultures (2015, Palgrave Macmillan). Brady Robards is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Monash University, Australia. Nicholas Carah is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Communication and Arts, University of Queensland, Australia. He is the author of Pop Brands: Branding, Popular Music, and Young People (2010) and co-author of Brand Machines, Sensory Media and Calculative Culture (2016, Palgrave Macmillan).
Introduction.- PART 1: SHAPING INTIMACY.- Digital Intimate Publics & Social Media: towards theorising public lives on private platforms.- Publicising privacy, weaponising publicity: The dialectic of online abuse on social media.- Software Intimacies: Social Media and the Unbearability of Death.- Snapshots of Afterlife: The cultural intimacies of posthumous camera phone practices.- Remembering through Facebook: Mediated memory and intimate digital traces.- Sexting, Intimate and Sexual Media Practices, and Social Justice.- PART 2: PUBLIC BODIES.- Digital Masculine Disruptions: Intimate Webcam Forums and the Challenge to Heterosexual Normativities.- "This dapper hotty is working that tweed look": Extending Workplace Affects on TubeCrush.- Effervescence, resonance and emotive practice on social media: Public expressions of heartbreak among young Filipino Twitter users.- 'We're all gonna make it brah': Homosocial relations, vulnerability and intimacy in an online bodybuilding community.- 'It's nice to see you're not the only one with kinks': Presenting Intimate Privates in Intimate Publics on Tumblr.- Between firefighting and flaming: collective and personal Trans* and gender-diverse Social Media.- PART 3: NEGOTIATING INTIMACY.- "There are literally no rules when it comes to these things": ethical practice and the use of dating/hook-up apps.- Speaking to the Other: Digital Intimate Publics and Gamergate.- Ambivalent Intimacies: Entangled Pains and Gains Through Facebook Use in Transnational Family Life.- Oversharing is the norm.- Archives of Sadness: sharing bereavement and generating emotional exchange between strangers on YouTube.