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Title: The Network and the Void: Myth and Spectacle of the Mediatized Self in Personal Blogs.
Authors: CHIA LENG AN@ALEENA CHIA
Keywords: Weblog, blog, mediatization, spectacle, myth
Issue Date: 7-Jun-2009
Source: CHIA LENG AN@ALEENA CHIA (2009-06-07). The Network and the Void: Myth and Spectacle of the Mediatized Self in Personal Blogs.. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis presents an analysis of the myths and spectacle that form part of the discourse of personal blogging. Using Roland Barthesb s mythological framework, this thesis interprets blogging discourse as a two-tiered structure. On one hand, the discourse of blogging presents a comparatively denotative level in which it asserts itself as a sum of self-evident motivations such as self-documentation, the love of writing, sharing, and virtual community. On the other hand, the discourse of blogging also reveals a connotative level in which it represents a deeper level of meaning that includes the desire for the technologized articulation, manifestation, and validation of an enhanced yet authentic mode of selfhood. This technologized mode of selfhood can be interpreted as a form of b mediatizationb of the self, which is simultaneously spectacular and mythical.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/15914
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