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Handbook of Research on Technoself

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In recent years, there has been a major push to rediscover the human side of technology across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. With the emerging of this new study of self-identity and technology (Technoself), it holds an effort to keep pace with shaping breakthroughs in robotics, human enhancement technology, biotechnology, and more. The Handbook of Research on Technoself: Identity in a Technological Society provides insights to better enhance the understanding of technology’s widespread intertwinement with human identity within an advancing technological society. This reference includes comprehensive coverage of the most vital issues, concepts, trends, and debates in technology and identity. It brings together an audience of researchers, scholars, students, and professionals alike.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
    1. ORGANIZATION
    2. CONCLUSION
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: Theoretical Groundwork for Technoself Research
    1. Chapter 1: The Emerging Field of Technoself Studies (TSS)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. OVERVIEW
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE RISE OF TECHNOSELF SCHOLARSHIP
      5. IDENTIFYING KEY AREAS AND ISSUES WITHIN TECHNOSELF STUDIES
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. NEW DIRECTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN TECHNOSELF RESEARCH
    2. Chapter 2: Identity Theories and Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IDENTITY THEORY: A BRIEF HISTORY
      4. COMPUTER-MEDIATED IDENTITY
      5. THE FUTURE: ARTIFICIAL IDENTITY?
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: The Ontology of the Subject in Digitalization
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TECHNOSELVES AND CYBORGS FROM AN AESTHETIC LENS
      4. THREE PRINCIPAL RESPONSES CHARACTERIZING TECHNOSELVES IN A DIGITAL AGE
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: The Language of Technoself
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Of Paradigms, Theories, and Models
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. OF PARADIGMS, THEORIES, AND MODELS
      3. THE NEED TO INTRODUCE AND ADD WRITING TO ORAL COMMUNICATION
      4. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: Mindclone Technoselves
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND ON THE NATURE OF IDENTITY
      4. BIOCYBERETHICAL GUIDELINES FOR MINDCLONE TECHNOSELVES
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 7: A Run for your [Techno]Self
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE ATHLETES
      4. THE RACE
    8. Chapter 8: The Mediation of Identity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TRADITIONAL IDENTITY AND MEDIA “BIAS”
      4. IDENTITY IN THE NETWORK SOCIETY
      5. IDENTIFYING THE CONTEMPORARY SUBJECT
    9. Chapter 9: The Digital Soul
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE SINGULARITY
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    10. Chapter 10: Reasoning about Human Enhancement
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. HUMANNESS
      5. HUMAN IDENTITY
      6. ENHANCEMENT AND DEHUMANIZATION
      7. A FOLK PSYCHOLOGICAL MODEL OF HUMAN NATURE AND IDENTITY
      8. REASONING ABOUT HUMAN ENHANCEMENT
      9. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 2: Constructing Digital Identity
    1. Chapter 11: Cyber Identity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
      4. CYBERSPACE: OUR CYBERHOOD?
      5. FUTURE PERSPECTIVES
    2. Chapter 12: The Empathy Paradox
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PART I: INCREASING DISCONNECTION
      4. PART II: INCREASING CONNECTION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 13: Intellectual Disability, Identity, and the Internet
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    4. Chapter 14: Avatars
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. AVATAR AS SELF-REPRESENTATION
      4. IDENTIFICATION
      5. AS MECHANISMS OF IDENTITY CHANGE
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS: APPLICATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 15: The Ur-Real Sonorous Envelope
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DISCOVERING THE SONOROUS ENVELOPE
      5. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 16: Immigrants’ Internet Use and Identity from an Intergenerational Perspective
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 17: Ancestor Veneration Avatars
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOCIAL SCIENCE BACKGROUND
      4. THE WIDER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONTEXT
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. NOTE
    8. Chapter 18: Self-Presence, Explicated
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PRESENCE AS PRECURSOR
      4. TOWARD A THEORY OF SELF-PRESENCE
    9. Chapter 19: Assistive ICT and Young Disabled Persons
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. EFFECTS OF ASSISTIVE ICT
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 3: Social Media and Virtual Life
    1. Chapter 20: The Tangible Lure of the Technoself in the Age of Reality Television
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE SELF IN THE AGE OF THE INDEX-APPEAL OF REALITY TV
      4. A BRIEF AND INCOMPLETE HISTORY OF THE TECHNOSELF
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH: STRANGE NEWS FROM THE MEDIATED INTERACTION ORDER
      6. CONCLUSION: THE STRANGE AND FAMILIAR DANCE OF THE REACTIVE, INDEXICAL SELF IN RTV
    2. Chapter 21: Technoself-Presentation on Social Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES AND IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION
      5. FOCUS OF THE STUDY
      6. METHODS
      7. TECHNOSELF- REPRESENTATION ON FACEBOOK
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 22: Digitization and Consumerization of Identity, Culture, and Power among Gen Mobinets in South Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RECONCEPTUALIZING IDENTITY, CULTURE, AND POWER IN THE ERA OF MOBILE SOCIAL NETWORKS
      4. DIGITIZATION AND CONSUMERIZATION OF IDENTITY, CULTURE, AND POWER: THE CASE OF MXIT AND MYMSTA IN SOUTH AFRICA
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 23: Stepping into the (Social Media) Game
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS AND INTERPRETATION
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 24: Self, Self-Presentation, and the Use of Social Applications in Digital Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. THE CONSTITUTION OF THE SELF: BRIEF CONSIDERATIONS
      4. 3. ONLINE SELF-PRESENTATION AND USE OF SOCIAL APPLICATIONS
      5. 4. EMERGING TRENDS
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 25: A New Trend in Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TECHNOSELF ENHANCED SOCIAL LEARNING
      5. THE NEW TREND IN EDUCATION
      6. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 26: Social Networking and Identity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEFINITIONS OF KEY CONCEPTS
      4. THEORIES ON SOCIAL NETWORKS AND IDENTITY
      5. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE CREATION OF SELF IN SOCIAL NETWORKS IN CYBERSPACE
      6. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK: EVOLUTIONARY PRESENTATION OF TECHNOSELF THROUGH THEATRICAL METAPHORS
      7. SOCIAL NETWORKING AND IDENTITY: THE TECHNOSELF
      8. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 27: The Need for Identity Construction in Computer-Mediated Professional Communication
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. IDENTITIES CONSTRUCTED: WHAT AND HOW
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. NOTE
      10. APPENDIX
    9. Chapter 28: “To Be Shot at Without Result”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. , AND THE HOMERIC HERO
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS: GAMING AND TERROR MANAGEMENT THEORY
  10. Section 4: Human Enhancement, Robotics, and Society
    1. Chapter 29: A Human Affect Recognition System for Socially Interactive Robots
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. BODY LANGUAGE IDENTIFICATION AND CATEGORIZATION
      5. EXPERIMENTS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 30: Effects of Human-Machine Integration on the Construction of Identity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. PRELIMINARY CONCEPTS ON THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF REALITY
      4. 3. THE BODY AS THE INTEGRATION PLACE: TOWARD THE CYBORG
      5. 4. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION OF TECHNOLOGICAL DETERMINISM
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 31: Building a Technoself
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATION OF CHAPTER
      4. HOW DO CHILDREN CONCEPTUALIZE ROBOTIC PETS?
      5. HOW DO CHILDREN CONCEPTUALIZE THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH AIBO?
      6. HOW DO CHILDREN CONCEPTUALIZE THE SELF-IN-RELATIONSHIP WITH AIBO?
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    4. Chapter 32: Just Doesn’t Look Right
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. CHAPTER OVERVIEW
      3. THE ECOLOGY OF MILITARY EOD WORK: ORGANIZATION, PEOPLE, ROBOTS, OPERATING ENVIRONMENT, TASKS
      4. CONSTRUCTING AN UNDERSTANDING OF HRI IN EOD TEAMS
      5. DISCUSSION OF THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF WORKING WITH HUMANOID ROBOTS IN EOD TEAMS
    5. Chapter 33: Behavioral Analysis of Human-Human Remote Social Interaction Mediated by an Interactive Robot in a Cooperative Game Scenario
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESEARCH QUESTIONS
      4. RELATED RESEARCH
      5. SYSTEM OVERVIEW: AIBOCOM
      6. EXPERIMENT
      7. RESULTS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 34: The Human-Robot Continuum of Self
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PHILOSOPHY AND TECHNOLOGY
      5. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 35: Robot Double
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    8. Chapter 36: Understanding the Human-Machine Interface in a Time of Change
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. HUMAN IDENTITY IN A VIRTUAL WORLD
      5. THE COMINGLING OF REAL AND DIGITAL WORLDS: REALITY MINING AND PREDICTIVE MODELING
      6. EFFECT OF THE HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE ON PRIVACY
      7. HUMAN IDENTITY AND THE SHIFT TO “BIG SYSTER”
      8. CONNECTOMAPPING
      9. THE INTEGRATED HUMAN
      10. CONCLUSION
    9. Chapter 37: Identity in a Technological Society
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SECTION 1: A FRAMEWORK FOR THE TECHNOSELF
      4. SECTION 2: THE ISSUE OF HUMAN ENHANCEMENT
      5. SECTION 3: A GOVERNANCE MODEL
      6. CONCLUSION
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors