Digital Technologies of the Self pdf epub fb2

Digital Technologies of the Self by Yasmine Abbas, Fred Dervin pdf epub fb2

Digital Technologies of the Self Author: Yasmine Abbas, Fred Dervin
Title: Digital Technologies of the Self
ISBN: 1443814199
ISBN13: 978-1443814195
Other Formats: mobi lrf mbr rtf
Pages: 210 pages
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing; New edition edition (December 1, 2009)
Language: English
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Size PDF version: 1760 kb
Size EPUB version: 1514 kb
Subcategory: Social Sciences




Inspired by the 'technologies of the self' theorized by Michel Foucault in the early 1980s, this volume investigates how contemporary individuals fashion their identity/identities using digital technologies such as ambient intelligent devices, social networking platforms and online communities (Facebook, CouchSurfing and craigslist), online gaming (SilkRoad Online, Oblivion and World of Warcraft), podcasts, etc. With high-speed-internet access, ubiquitous computing and generous storage capacity, the opportunities for staging and transforming the self/selves have become nearly limitless. This book explores how technologies contribute to the expression, (co-)construction and enactment of identities. It examines these issues from various perspectives as it brings together insights from different disciplines - design, discourse analysis, philosophy and sociology.