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Title: Playful embodiment: Body and identity performance on the Internet
Author: Gómez Cruz, Edgar
Ardèvol Piera, Elisenda
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Keywords: body
Issue Date: Jan-2010
Publisher: Quaderns de l'Institut Català d'Antropologia
Citation: Gómez Cruz, E. & Ardèvol, E. (2010). Playful embodiment: Body and identity performance on the Internet. Quaderns de l'Institut Català d'Antropologia, (26), 41-60.
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Abstract: This paper discusses practices related to the presentation of the body on the Internet. We focus on the relation between body and identity performance in online interactions, comparing identity play in the early stages of text-based Internet and in current multimodal networking technologies. We argue that, while earlier practices were characterized by playing on anonymity, people are now engaged in a 'playful embodiment' process in relation to the production, diffusion and consumption of people's images of their own bodies through the Web. The empirical work is based on the analysis of Spanish and Latin American (photo) blogs that focus mainly on the body.
Language: English
ISSN: 0211-5557MIAR
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