Self-Games and Body-Play: Personhood in Online Chat and Cybersex

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Based on over 150 interviews with online chat and cybersex participants, Self-Games and Body-Play is an empirically grounded analysis of how these unique experiences provide a lens for better understanding the nature of personhood in everyday life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820461748
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: Digital Formations Ser.
  • Pages: 184

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Everyday Life through the Lens of the Internet 1
Social Interaction and the Internet: Play and the Sensual Pleasures of Conversation 7
Antienvironments: Peeping through Doors of Perception 10
Self, Social Interaction, and Cultural Storytelling: Some Words on Theory and Method 17
Ch. 2 Cyberself: Selfhood in Online Chat 19
Cyberspace, Cyberplace, and Social Reality on the Internet 20
Self and the Means of Social Interaction 24
Cyberself: Selfhood in Online Chat 28
Ch. 3 Accounting for the Cracks: Self-Multiplicity and the Cultural Prerogative of a Unitary Self 55
A Cultural Crack 57
Ch. 4 Text Cybersex: Outercourse and the Subject Body 71
Outercourse: The Body in Sex and Cybersex 72
Self, Body, Society, Sex, and Cybersex 74
A Dramaturgical Approach to the Problem of Virtual Reality 77
Cybersex: The Simmelian Adventure of Outercourse 79
Ch. 5 Televideo Cybersex: The Naked Self and the Object Body 95
The Object and Subject Body: Sex, Objects, and Sex Objects 96
Nudity and the Net: Voyeurs and Exhibitionists 100
Sexuality, Alter-Sexuality, and Cybersex 103
Televideo Cybersex: Being a Body and Ephemeral Self-Reduction 106
Ch. 6 Transparency and Transformation: The Internet, Personhood, and Everyday Life 131
Methods and Data: Doing Ethnographic Research on the Internet 143
References 155
Index 163
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