Informit article: Extended forms of the social: Technological mediation and self-formation

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Abstract:

The central idea of this article has to do with those technologically extended forms of the social which range from writing to telecommunications. I want to suggest that they are associated with a distinctive form of identity and social being and that their proliferation in the present period contributes to that condition which is variously referred to as late modernity or, in line with my own preference, as postmodernity.

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