Online Life and Online Bodies

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dc.contributor.author Marshall, Jonathan en_US
dc.contributor.editor Eileen Trauth en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T04:57:01Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T04:57:01Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2006004529 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Marshall Jonathan 2006, 'Online Life and Online Bodies', Idea Group Inc, Hershey, PA & London, UK, pp. 946-951. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1-59140-815-6 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Idea Group Inc en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title Online Life and Online Bodies en_US
dc.parent Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Hershey, PA & London, UK en_US
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.for 160800 en_US
dc.personcode 030171 en_US
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.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 030171 en_US


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