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The Numerical Individual
and The Construction of the Self
outside Everyday Life

Ana Maria Munteanu, Aida Todi

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Abstract
: The production of virtual space is achieved by operations analogous to the real life production. The construction of the virtual space as home is achieved by valorizing the self through continuously reinvented signs in order to support an enhanced display and perception of singularity. Virtual interactions similar to Dionysian rites generate a meaning shared by the participants to the “experiences outside the real life” which may repair the negative impact of the real on the self image. In the virtual environment individuals compress and redefine social distances by avoiding group restraints. Networking modifies “by design” the relations (concatenation) between the micro-social networks and the macro-social levels diminishing the influence of the language as value-oriented pattern in the cultural identification and self-construction processes.

Disciplines: Communication, Language sciences

Keywords: social networking, virtual concatenation, digital identity, construction of self, online community, ritual environment, liminality, language pattern, linguistic distortion, cultural framework

Structure :
- Social networking platforms and the reinvention of everyday life
- Reinventing the self outside everyday life constraints and patterns of behaviour
- The numerical image and the linguistic pattern in virtual conconcatenation
- Language as value-oriented behaviour in the cyberspace
- Language and culture from the perspective of the “everyday life” category on sites outside the country

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Pour citer cet article
:
Ana Maria Munteanu et Aida Todi, « The Numerical Individual and The Construction of the Self outside Everyday Life », Réel-Virtuel, n°2, « Virtualité et quotidienneté », mars 2011.
http://reelvirtuel.univ-paris1.fr/index.php?/revue-en-ligne/a-m-munteanu---a-todi-/

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Authors’ presentation
: A.M. Munteanu is Doctor in the Sociology of Communication (University of Bucharest); Associate Professor at the Faculty of Letters (department of Journalism), Ovidius University Constanta, Romania. Her research concerns the language of the media and the effects of communication systems on social practice. A. Todi is Doctor in Letters (University of Bucharest); Associate Professor at the Faculty of Letters, Ovidius University Constanta, Romania. Studies on the impact that changes in real situations and virtual interactions have on the language system.


Contact mail
: aidatodi(at)yahoo.com ; ana_petra(at)yahoo.com

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