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Tożsamość w epoce Internetu i globalnych sieci
Identity in the Age of Internet and Global Networks

Author(s): Krystyna Doktorowicz
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Media studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: Contemporary societies that are rich in information and high technologies are experiencingdynamic processes of change. New information and communication technologiespenetrate all areas of personal and social life. The change is global and leads to the constructionof new social structures, creates new economies and new distribution of power,radically changes the processes of communication. In this context, the identity-buildingprocesses, both individual and collective, are gaining on the new importance. New mediaand the Internet contribute to processes of globalization and expression as well asaffirmation of identity at the same time. Network information flow, ideas, cultural andsocial content lead to the construction of the new group identities, but also strengtheningthe existing ones. In the individual context, new media enhance the space of mediatedexperience, which has a significant impact on building attributes of identity. Generations ofmedia users shaped by the culture of convergence and participation create new meaningsand new cultural codes defining their individuality in the virtual world. The effects of thechange processes that the Information Age has on the identity are already recognizable,but not devoid of uncertainty and risk.

  • Page Range: 13-29
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: Polish