Abstract

Lifestory-sharing sites have never been as popular as today. These sites interpret the act of “sharing” life stories as a form of communal endeavor, and argue that publicly shared life stories will lead to more inclusive communities and to more effective forms of participatory democracy. The present article studies the rhetoric of this new form of lifestory-based activism, and suggests that we need to be cautious about accepting some of its more idealistic claims.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 141-179
Launched on MUSE
2011-08-05
Open Access
No
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