Networked individualism: a comparative study of social networks, digital media, international ties and privacy (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada)

Dr Barbara Barbosa Neves, Professor Brent Berry and Professor Barry Wellman (University of Toronto)

Is community and family life withering as some scholars and popular media contend? Or is it transforming – and even flourishing – now? This project uses contemporary and long term evidence collected in English Canada and from a variety of developed countries to evaluate this debate, giving special attention to the interplay of Information and Communication Technologies (internet + mobile) with community and social capital.

Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) 2015-2018, this project brings together an international team of social scientists and media scholars, and is coordinated by Principal Investigators Professor Brent Berry and Professor Barry Wellman (University of Toronto).