ERIC Number: EJ591685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Designer Selves: Construction of Technologically Mediated Identity within Graphical, Multiuser Virtual Environments.
McDonough, Jerome P.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science, v50 n10 p855-69 Aug 1999
Describes software designers' actions affecting identity performance in computer-mediated communications, particularly within graphical multiuser virtual environments, based on ethnographic research. Discusses how those actions interact with larger social contexts of dominance based on race, class, and gender, as well as designers' understanding of users. Contains 61 references. (Author/LRW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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