Constructing the self in multiple online environments for work and play: A call for participants

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Bowker, N.
Brown, C.
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2010
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en
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Self-presentation , Online environments
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The textual capacity of online spaces with the application of a graphics interface enable a wide variety of social contexts for interacting with others and presenting one�s self. As educators teaching, collaborating as well as spending leisure time in online spaces, there are increasing opportunities for overlap between work and social life. Using Goffman�s (1959) theory about the embeddedness of impression management in everyday life, each online context offers a separate space for professionalising the self. This paper introduces an exploratory study seeking to understand how educators manage the advantages and difficulties of self-presentation within diverse social contexts.
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Bowker, N., & Brown, C. (2010). Constructing the self in multiple online environments for work and play: A call for participants. In Tertiary Writing Network Colloquium, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.
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