TITLE

THE DIGITAL QUEER: WEBLOGS AND INTERNET IDENTITY

AUTHOR(S)
Rak, Julie
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly;Winter2005, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p166
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the role of Weblogs as a potential site for thinking about queer identity, electronic identity, and liberal discourses of identity based on individual agency. Thus far, most scholars who work in the area of life writing have chosen to see blogs as a development of the handwritten paper diary. It is suggested that there are parallels between the way that blogs are beginning to be understood as diary writing in scholarly discourse, and the relationship between the confession of deviant sexuality as part of one's identity and the growth of modern psychology. The current trend in life writing studies is to see online writing as an extension of writing on paper, particularly in the case of online diaries or blogs.
ACCESSION #
17274906

 

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