Online Life and Online Bodies

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dc.contributor.author Marshall, J
dc.contributor.editor Eileen Trauth
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T04:57:01Z
dc.date.issued 2006-01
dc.identifier.citation Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology, 2006, 1, pp. 946 - 951
dc.identifier.isbn 1-59140-815-6
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/11761
dc.description.abstract Bodies are often claimed to be irrelevant to online activity. Online space, or activity, is frequently described as if disembodied, and often this absence of visible bodies is said to contribute to freedom from social pressures around gender, race, and body type (Reid 1996). However, without bodies, people could not access the Internet, and online there are continual references, directly or indirectly, to bodies, so the term disembodied references a particular type of "ghost" body. Therefore, rather than accepting ideas that naturalise dislocating life online from bodies, it is necessary to explore the situations in which this occurs. Another commonly used body metaphor is the cyborg: the melding of human with machine. In both cases, the body is usually taken as underllying what is happening and as a referent for authenticity.
dc.publisher Idea Group Inc
dc.title Online Life and Online Bodies
dc.type Chapter
dc.parent Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Hershey, PA & London, UK en_US
dc.publocation Vancouver, Canada
dc.identifier.startpage 946 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 951 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Cultural Studies Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium
dc.for 1608 Sociology
dc.personcode 030171
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Sociology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.date.activity 2006-07-03
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.location.activity Vancouver, Canada
dc.description.keywords en_US
dc.description.keywords Self-management, Operational Management etc
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)


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