Call for chapter proposals: Compromised Identities: The Role of Social Media in dismantling ethnic and national borders, a book to be edited by Emmanuel K. Ngwainmbi, University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Proposal Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019.
Identity is tied to modus operandi and space, meaning that our thought process, the things we do, those we associate with and where all these take place define us. Identity has value; it fosters a sense of belonging. This is why each individual is associated with an ethnic group, nation, race, religion, or a particular belief. The locus for such association is that society treats us based on how we manage our understanding of, and relationship with others within our ethnic group, race, or country, or how well or poorly we deal with our beliefs.
This book will provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area. It will include analyses of social media experiences in indigenous and urban communities around the world. It will be written for scholars and researchers who want to improve their understanding of how ethnic and national identities (the sense of being part of a country) have been compromised through social media networking and by network groups. The book will focus on social media participation in agrarian and urban communities across the seven continents.