Identity Technologies: Constructing the Self Online by Anna PolettiIdentity Technologies: Constructing the Self Online by Anna Poletti

Identity Technologies: Constructing the Self Online

EditorAnna Poletti, Julie Rak

Paperback | January 31, 2014

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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.
Anna Poletti is a lecturer in literary studies at Monash University, where she is codirector of the Centre for the Book. She is the author of Intimate Ephemera: Reading Young Lives in Australia Zine Culture. Julie Rak is a professor of English and film studies at the University of Alberta in Canada. She is the author of Boom! Manufactu...
Title:Identity Technologies: Constructing the Self OnlineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:January 31, 2014Publisher:University of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:029929644X

ISBN - 13:9780299296445

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Digital Dialogues: Auto/biography, New Media, Identity
            Anna Poletti and Julie Rak                
Beyond Anonymity, or Future Directions for Internet Identity Research
            Helen Kennedy                      
            Lisa Nakamura                       
Becoming and Belonging: Performativity, Subjectivity, and the Cultural Purposes of Social Networking
            Rob Cover                  
Virtually Me: A Toolbox about Online Self-Presentation
            Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson                     
Identity Affordances
Adultery Technologies
            Melissa Gregg                        
Facebook and Coaxed Affordances
            Aimee Morrison                    
Archiving Disaster and National Identity in the Digital Realm: The September 11 Digital Archive and the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank
            Courtney Rivard                    
Life Bytes: Six-word Memoir and the Exigencies of Auto/tweetographies
            Laurie McNeill                       
Mediated Communities
Negotiating Identities/Queering Desires: Coming Out Online and the Remediation of the Coming Out Story
            Mary L. Gray            
Biomediations of Illness: Web 2.0 and the Female Complaint
            Olivia Banner                         
Cyber-self: In Search of a Lost Identity?
            Alessandra Micalizzi                         
Homeless Nation: Producing Legal Subjectivities through New Media
            Suzanne Bouclin                    
Autobiography and New Communication Tools
            Philippe Lejeune, translated by Katherine Durnin                
The Blog as Experimental Setting: An Interview with Lauren Berlant
            Anna Poletti and Julie Rak                

Editorial Reviews

“An impressive interdisciplinary collection.”—Choice