Identity in Hyperreal World: How Identity Shapes in Cyberspace?

By Mohammad Hossein Kazeroun.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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In this article I have focused on the way through which identity is created or recreated in cyberspace through computer mediated communication by emphasizing on the importance of media and particularly the Internet in the process of socialization. I used Baudrillard’s conception of Hyperreality along with the division between the first and second media age and network integration to conclude that cyberspace produces new identities which are characterized as hyperreal, multiple, fluid, mediated, saturated, and global. Finally, I have claimed that the dominant means of communication determine the certain type of identity in each age and suggested the possible problems of transforming to the new era.

Keywords: Identity, Hyperreality, Cyberspace, The Internet

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 8, pp.35-42. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 576.214KB).

Mohammad Hossein Kazeroun

Post-graduate Student, Department of Sociology, University of Birmingham

Mohammad H. Kazeroun holds an MA degree in Media, Culture, and Society form the University of Birmingham, UK, Department of Sociology. He, also, did his BA degree in Sociology at the University of Tehran, Iran, Faculty of Social Sciences. His research interest is the Internet and its socio-political aspects and his MA dissertation was about the impacts of the internet on Iranian sense of national identity.

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