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Digital Identities

Creating and Communicating the Online Self

  • 1st Edition - September 29, 2015
  • Author: Rob Cover
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 4 2 0 0 8 3 - 8
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 0 4 2 7 - 2

Online Identities: Creating and Communicating the Online Self presents a critical investigation of the ways in which representations of identities have shifted since the advent of… Read more

Digital Identities

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Online Identities: Creating and Communicating the Online Self

presents a critical investigation of the ways in which representations of identities have shifted since the advent of digital communications technologies. Critical studies over the past century have pointed to the multifaceted nature of identity, with a number of different theories and approaches used to explain how everyday people have a sense of themselves, their behaviors, desires, and representations.

In the era of interactive, digital, and networked media and communication, identity can be understood as even more complex, with digital users arguably playing a more extensive role in fashioning their own self-representations online, as well as making use of the capacity to co-create common and group narratives of identity through interactivity and the proliferation of audio-visual user-generated content online.