Digital Online Culture, Identity, and Schooling in the Twenty-First Century

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/15/2015
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Digital Online Culture, Identity and Schooling in the Twenty-First Century provides a cultural, ideological critique of identity construction in the context of virtualization. Kimberly Rosenfeld explores the growing number of people who no longer reside in one physical reality but live, work, and play in multiple realities. Rosenfeld's critique of neo-liberal practices in the digital environment brings to light the on-going hegemonic and counter-hegemonic battles over control of education in the digital age. Rosenfeld draws conclusions for empowering the population through schooling, and how it should understand, respond to, and help individuals live out the information revolution.

Author Biography

Kimberly N. Rosenfeld is Professor of Speech Communication, Cerritos College, USA. She received her PhD in Education with an emphasis in Cultural Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

Table of Contents

1. Virtualization and Digital Online Culture
2. A Case Study: Sherry Turkle and the Psychological Role of Computers
3. Down the Rabbit Hole: Identity and Societal Mutation
4. Manufactured Consciousness and Social Domination
5. Virtualization and Neoliberal Restructuring of Education
6. Toward a Critical Theory of Technology for Schooling

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