The Mirror and the Veil: An Overview of American Online Diaries and Blogs - Amsterdam Monographs in American Studies 11 (Paperback)Viviane Serfaty (author)
Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 01/01/2004
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The Mirror and the Veil offers a unique perspective on the phenomenon of online personal diaries and blogs. Blending insights from literary criticism, from psychoanalytical theory and from social sciences, Viviane Serfaty identifies the historical roots of self-representational writing in America and studies the original features it has developed on the Internet. She perceptively analyzes the motivations of bloggers and the repercussions their writings may have on themselves and on American society at large. This book will be of interest to specialists in American Studies, to students in literature, communication, psychology and sociology, as well as to anyone endeavoring to understand the new set of practises created by Internet users in America.
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 220 x 150 x 15 mm
"It is competently edited, well written and insightful..." in: Atlantis, Vol. 27, No. 1, June 2005 "...an important contribution to current research..." in: The European English Messenger, Vol. 14.1, 2005, pp.84-5 "...a persuasive attempt to integrate online autobiographical texts into mainstream academic research .... it is to be hoped that future scholars will continue the fascinating work begun here." in: American Studies, Vol. 39, 2005 "...an essential text for researchers of blogs, online diaries and communities, and representations of the body and identity online." - Laurie N. Taylor, Nov 2006 "...an excellent addition to the library of blog researchers..." - Sarah Michele Ford "As long as online diaries and blogs continue to be a major presence in the digital mediascape, The Mirror and the Veil will prove a useful starting point in exploring and understanding them." - Tama Leaver, RCCS, Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies, November 2006
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