We aim to foster better awareness of the consequences which the sharing economy has on the way people behave, think, interact, and socialize across Europe.Our overarching objective is to identify key challenges of the sharing economy and improve Europe’s digital services through providing recommendations to Europe’s institutions.A newspaper acting as a fly swatter is a latent function of the newspaper.This means that while it can serve that purpose, this was not an intended purpose for a publisher to produce a newspaper.A latent function of a behavior is not explicitly stated, recognized, or intended by the people involved.
This piece is a literature review on the topic of participation.
This lesson discusses the difference between latent and manifest functions and dysfunctions.
After starting with a simple example from your own living room, we'll consider how sociologists use the concept to better understand the larger structures of society.
Qualitative data analysis suggests that participants attended to small cues online, mediated the tension between impression management pressures and the desire to present an authentic sense of self through tactics such as creating a profile that reflected their “ideal self,” and attempted to establish the veracity of their identity claims.
This study provides empirical support for Social Information Processing theory in a naturalistic context while offering insight into the complicated way in which “honesty” is enacted online.