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Identity Technologies is a substantial contribution to the fields of autobiography studies, digital studies, and new media studies, exploring the many new modes of self-expression and self-fashioning that have arisen in conjunction with Web 2.0, social networking, and the increasing saturation of wireless communication devices in everyday life.
            This volume explores the various ways that individuals construct their identities on the Internet and offers historical perspectives on ways that technologies intersect with identity creation. Bringing together scholarship about the construction of the self by new and established authors from the fields of digital media and auto/biography studies, Identity Technologies presents new case studies and fresh theoretical questions emphasizing the methodological challenges inherent in scholarly attempts to account for and analyze the rise of identity technologies. The collection also includes an interview with Lauren Berlant on her use of blogs as research and writing tools.

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  1. Cover
  2. p. C
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-2
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  1. Introduction: Digital Dialogues
  2. Anna Poletti and Julie Rak
  3. pp. 3-22
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  1. Foundations
  2. pp. 23-24
  1. Beyond Anonymity, or Future Directions for Internet Identity Research
  2. Helen Kennedy
  3. pp. 25-41
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  1. Cyberrace
  2. Lisa Nakamura
  3. pp. 42-54
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  1. Becoming and Belonging: Performativity, Subjectivity, and the Cultural Purposes of Social Networking
  2. Rob Cover
  3. pp. 55-69
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  1. Virtually Me: A Toolbox about Online Self-Presentation
  2. Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson
  3. pp. 70-96
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  1. Identity Affordances
  2. pp. 97-98
  1. Adultery Technologies
  2. Melissa Gregg
  3. pp. 99-111
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  1. Facebook and Coaxed Affordances
  2. Aimée Morrison
  3. pp. 112-131
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  1. Archiving Disaster and National Identity in the Digital Realm: The September 11 Digital Archive and the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank
  2. Courtney Rivard
  3. pp. 132-143
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  1. Life Bytes: Six-Word Memoir and the Exigencies of Auto/tweetographies
  2. Laurie McNeill
  3. pp. 144-164
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  1. Mediated Communities
  2. pp. 165-166
  1. Negotiating Identities/Queering Desires: Coming Out Online and the Remediation of the Coming-Out Story
  2. Mary L. Gray
  3. pp. 167-197
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  1. “Treat Us Right!”: Digital Publics, Emerging Biosocialities, and the Female Complaint
  2. Olivia Banner
  3. pp. 298-216
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  1. Cyber-Self: In Search of a Lost Identity?
  2. Alessandra Micalizzi
  3. pp. 217-228
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  1. Homeless Nation: Producing Legal Subjectivities through New Media
  2. Suzanne Bouclin
  3. pp. 229-244
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  1. Reflections
  2. pp. 245-246
  1. Autobiography and New Communication Tools
  2. Philippe Lejeune, translated by Katherine Durnin
  3. pp. 247-258
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  1. The Blog as Experimental Setting: An Interview with Lauren Berlant
  2. Anna Poletti and Julie Rak
  3. pp. 259-272
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 273-278
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 279-286
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  1. Series Page
  2. pp. 287-292
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780299296438
Related ISBN
9780299296445
MARC Record
OCLC
867050457
Pages
300
Launched on MUSE
2014-04-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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