Publications

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2016  + Forthcoming

Chapter: Robards, B. & Buttigieg, B. (2016) ‘Marriage Equality, Facebook Profile Pictures, and Civic Participation’, in E Gordon & P Milhailidis (eds) Civic Media: Technology, Design, Practice, MIT Press.

Article: Robards, B. (forthcoming) “’Totally Straight’: Contested sexual identities on social media site reddit”, Sexualities, special issue on ‘mostly straight’, edited by M McCormack.

Article: Robards, B. & Lincoln, S. (forthcoming) ‘Making it ‘Facebook Official’: Reflecting on romantic relationships through sustained Facebook use’, Social Media + Society, special issue on ‘Making Digital Cultures of Gender and Sexuality with Social Media’, edited by B Light, J Burgess, S Duguay, and E Cassidy.

Article: Lincoln, S. & Robards, B. (forthcoming) ‘Editing the project of the self: Sustained Facebook use and growing up online’, Journal of Youth Studies.

Chapter: Hendry, N., Robards, B., & Stanford, S. (forthcoming) ‘Beyond social media panics and mental health risk for young people’, in S Stanford, NR Heller, E Sharland, & J Warner (eds), Beyond the Risk Paradigm in Mental Health, Palgrave Macmillan.

Chapter:  Robards, B., Vivienne, S. &  Lincoln, S. (forthcoming) ‘Enlisting Young People as Co-Analysts and Curators of their own Digital Traces’, in A McCosker, S Vivienne and A Johns (eds), Rethinking Digital Citizenship: Control, Contest and Culture, Rowman & Littlefield.

 

2015

Book (edited): Baker, S. Robards, B. & Buttigieg, R. (eds) (2015) Youth Cultures & Subcultures: Australian Perspectives, Routledge (prev. Ashgate) [Book website]

Article: Hardy, A. & Robards, B. (2015) “The ties that bind: Exploring the relevance of neo-tribal theory to tourism”, Tourism Analysis, 20(4). [Paywall Index]

Chapter: Robards, B. (2015) “Vernacular subculture and multiplicity in everyday experiences of belonging” in Baker, S., Robards, B. and and Buttigieg, R. (eds) Youth Cultures & Subcultures: Australian Perspectives, Routledge (prev. Ashgate).

 

2014

Book: Baker, S. & Robards, B. (2014) Teaching Youth Studies Through Popular Culture, Hobart: Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies. [Book website]

Book (edited): Bennett, A. & Robards, B. (eds) (2014) Mediated Youth Cultures: The Internet, Belonging, and New Cultural Configurations, Palgrave Macmillan. [Book website]

Article: Lincoln, S. & Robards, B. (online first: 2014; print: 2016) ‘Being Strategic and Taking Control: Bedrooms, Social Network Sites and the Narratives of Growing Up’, New Media & Society, 18(6). [Paywall PDF]

Article: Robards, B. (2014) ’Digital traces of the persona through ten years of Facebook’, M/C Journal, 17(3) [Open Access]

Chapter: Robards, B. (2014) “Mediating experiences of ‘growing up’ on Facebook’s Timeline: Privacy, ephemerality and the reflexive project of self” in A Bennett and B Robards (eds), Mediated Youth Cultures: The Internet, Belonging, and New Cultural Configurations, Palgrave Macmillan.

Special Issue: Lincoln, S. & Robards, B. (eds). (2014) New Media & Society, special issue on ‘10 years of Facebook’, 16(7). [Paywall Table of Contents]

 

2013

Article: Robards, B. (2013) ‘Friending Participants: Managing the researcher-participant relationship on social network sites’, Young: Journal of Nordic Youth Research, 21(3): 217-235. [Paywall PDF]

 

2012

PhD Thesis: Robards, B. (2012) ‘Systems of Belonging: Identity, Integrity, and Affinity on Social Network Sites for Young People in Australia‘, Griffith University.

Article: Robards, B. (2012) ‘Leaving MySpace, joining Facebook: “Growing up” on social network sites’, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 26(3): 385-398. [Paywall PDF | Pre-print PDF]

Book (textbook): Carl, J., Baker, S., Robards, B., Scott, J., Hillman, W. and Lawrence, G. (2012) Think Sociology, Pearson. [Textbook website]

Special Issue: Bennett, A. & Robards, B. (eds). (2012) Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, special issue on ‘Mediated Youth Cultures’, 26(3). [Paywall Table of Contents]

 

2011

Article: Robards, B. & Bennett, A. (2011) ‘MyTribe: Manifestations of belonging on Social Network Sites’, Sociology, 45(2): 303-317. [Paywall PDF]

Review Essay: Robards, B. (2011) ‘Review: Wired Youth: The social world of adolescence in the information age’, 2010, by Gustavo S. Mesch and Ilan Talmud, in New Media & Society, 13(6): 1021-1023. [PDF]

Review Essay: Robards, B. (2011) ‘Review: On the Internet’, 2009, 2nd Edition by Hubert Dreyfus, in New Media & Society, 13(1): 176-187. [PDF]

 

2010

Article: Robards, B. (2010) ‘Randoms in my bedroom: Unsolicited contact on social network sites’, Prism, 7(3). [Open Access PDF]

Article: Robards, B. (2010) ‘Negotiating identity and integrity on social network sites for educators’, International Journal for Educational Integrity, 6(2): 19-23. [Open Access PDF]

Review Essay: Robards, B. (2010) ‘Review: Structures of Participation in Digital Culture’, 2007, by Joe Karagainis (ed.) in The International Journal of Emerging Technologies, 8(1): 59-60. [PDF]

Review Essay: Robards, B. (2010) ‘Review: Young People, ICTs and Democracy’, 2010, by Tobias Olsson and Peter Dahlgren (eds) in Journal of Youth Studies Australia, 29(2): 6. [PDF]

Review Essay: Robards, B. (2010) ‘Review: The Internet: An introduction to new media’, 2010, by Leila Green, in Media International Australia, 137 (November): 163-164. [PDF]