Book Chapter “Formation and Control of #Identity: In a #SocialMedia World” Published (co-authored with @SteveGoschnick @Swinburne)


I am pleased to report that my book chapter “Formation and Control of Identity: In a Social Media World”, co-authored with Adjunct Professor Steve Goschnick of Swinburne University of Technology’s Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, is published in Innovative Methods, User-Friendly Tools, Coding, and Design Approaches in People-Oriented Programming (Steve Goschnick [ed.], Advances in Computer and Electrical Engineering Series, IGI Global, May 2018).

This is an updated version of my paper “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, something Blue: The Construction of Online Identity and Its Consequences” that was published by the International Journal of People-Oriented Programming (2 [1], p.55-73, January-June 2012). Here is the abstract:

“This chapter [Chapter 9] explores the construction of identity in online communities and websites for social purposes, and its consequences in terms of how one’s online identity may be utilised to such an extent that one’s real-world identity is either enforced or eroded. It does so by investigating the very nature of identity, coming predominantly from a cultural studies research and philosophical view, although it also cites some related findings and advances in computing and information systems (IS) research. The central argument across the chapter is two-fold: firstly, in promoting an initial shift in focus from the management of online identity to the nature and significance of identity itself whose construction may be conceptualised as a process of sense making and strengthening; and only then, armed with a better understanding of identity, one can focus back upon the management of it more effectively, with a view to the individual taking more control of their own identity within cyberspace, which is increasingly transitioning us all into a functioning global community, in both predictable and unforeseen ways.”

You can find the book Innovative Methods, User-Friendly Tools, Coding, and Design Approaches in People-Oriented Programming HERE. This is “a critical scholarly resource that examines development and customisation user interfaces for advanced technologies and how these interfaces can facilitate new developments in various fields”. The chapters can be purchased individually.



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