Technology and community: the changing face of identity

Honey, Tania, and Morgan, Rhian (2013) Technology and community: the changing face of identity. Etropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics, 12 (1). pp. 64-72.

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Abstract

This article examines notions of self in cyber-communities, through a cross-disciplinary dialectic on digital embodiment. The article is based on conversations between a literary study on cyborg-feminist and science fiction theory and auto-ethnographic research data from the virtual world Entropia Universe. The conversation explores digital embodiment by asking the questions, "Am I cyborg?" and, "Why should I care?" The discussion draws on Haraway's notions of cyborg embodiment and Brey, Idhe, and Merleau-Ponty's works on relational embodiment to provide a theoretical exploration of selfhood in a liminal community of symbionts, cyborgs, and avatars.

Item ID: 29561
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1448-2940
Keywords: cyborg, cyber-ethnography, technology, community, identity, avatar
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 02:48
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 35%
22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2203 Philosophy > 220310 Phenomenology @ 30%
22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2203 Philosophy > 220306 Feminist Theory @ 35%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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