[Air-L] Online Identities Workshop - Extended Call for Papers (7 January 2012)

Paul Candon candonp at tcd.ie
Tue Dec 20 09:49:37 PST 2011

Dear All

I am organising a workshop as part of the Danish Sociology Conference at
Aarhus, !9-20 January 2012.
I am seeking papers on the themes of *radical identity performance online*.
The deadline for abstracts (to candonp at tcd.ie) has been extended to January
Full details are at this link:

This workshop aims to examine the manner in which a complex array of
identities – political, cultural, social, and particularly marginal and
extreme – are managed and expressed in the online sphere. It seeks to gauge
the impact or influence of such sites of identity performance and how the
online space itself might serve to advance or hinder the expression of
identities which may manifest themselves primarily in this realm. The
session will also re-examine the original ideas (e.g. Turkle 1999)
concerning the performance of online identity with allied questions about
public/private, legality, censorship, ‘net neutrality’, hate speech, social
movements and the interaction of media, Internet and society.

Potential contributions could be drawn from studies of:

- extreme political movements

- end of life/suicide forums

- diverse sexuality

- deviance

- anarchism

- art as protest

Thanks for your help.

*Paul Candon, **PhD Candidate, **Dept of Sociology
School of Social Sciences & Philosophy *
*Trinity College, University of Dublin*
*3 College Green
Dublin 2*
*Republic of Ireland*
*353 (0)86 8842113*

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