Woodiwiss, Jo (2011) Performing the self in a new cultural arena: An escape from turbulent times? In: The 10th European Sociological Association ESA Conference, 7th-10th September 2012, Geneva, Switzerland. (Unpublished)Metadata only available from this repository.
This paper will look at cultural constructions of the self
and identity. In particular it will explore the virtual worlds of the internet and the opportunities this offers to create new cultural
arenas' and' social' realities'where' the' self' can' be' (re)constructed,'
(re)presented' and'performed.' These'new' ‘virtual'worlds’' can'pro)
expression'of'other'personalities'or' aspects'of' the' self,'where'we'
can' draw' on' new' cultural' constructions' of' selfhood' that' include'
multiple' and' virtual' selves.' These' selves' may' commute' between'
The'paper'draws'on' two' related' research'projects'which' share'an'
interest' in' the' ways' we' construct,' represent,' communicate' and'
involve' both' the' ‘real’' and' the' virtual.' One' project,' involving' in)
depth,' semi)structured' interviews,'explored'women’s'engagement'
with' narratives' of' childhood' sexual' abuse,' the' self' and' multiple'
personalities.' The' second' project' examined' online' communities'
(including'message'boards,'blogs'and' chat' rooms)' aimed' at' those'
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
|Schools:||School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Research in the Social Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research
|Depositing User:||Sara Taylor|
|Date Deposited:||02 Oct 2012 13:26|
|Last Modified:||24 Sep 2015 15:40|
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