identity tourism

Identity Tourism

Our readings this week again discussed how one forms social and personal cyber identities, specifically in regard to minorities. Pervasive is the new notion of an uncentered multi faceted self. The popularity of concepts such as Miller's "'Transpostites'" and Nakamura's "identity tourism" reveal how the Internet transgresses boundaries as exclusive as race and gender. However, as these questions of identity and cyber performance arise, one must ask whether the binary oppositions are truly deconstructed, or just hidden a little deeper.

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