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The Virtual Body: The Self and the Body in Swedish Diary Blogs
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2009 (English)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, no 4, 47-60 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Virtual Body. The Self and the Body in Swedish Diary Blogs There are no bodies on the internet and yet, there are bodies on the internet. This article deals with representations of the 'virtually physical' in personal weblogs. To examine the data drawn from 14 weblogs, a qualitative content analysis is made. The results show that the virtual body is widely present in these particular internet settings and that it is most commonly described as female. Moreover, the virtual body is to a large extent a fragmented body that one either takes control over or is controlled by.

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2009. no 4, 47-60 p.
Keyword [en]
Weblogs, Social Media, Self presentations, Gender
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-137984ISI: 000273197200004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-137984DiVA: diva2:378889
Available from: 2010-12-16 Created: 2010-12-16 Last updated: 2010-12-16Bibliographically approved

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