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Response to Ineeda (Reply #100)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 07:15 PM

106. +1. The Renaissance scholar Stephen Greenblatt wrote a great book with

 

the title 'Renaissance Self Fashioning' that basically argues that members of the upper class in the Renaissance 'constructed' their identities by use of common cultural morays and fashions. In like manner, I would propose 'Internet Self Fashioning,' whereby various internet users go online to construct portraits of themselves as they would ideally like to be and to be seen. The fantasy you rightly flag may actually be the response of someone trapped in a similarly abusive situation - may still be trapped indeed - who failed to escape and who is using the internet to fashion an 'ideal self' that does not mesh with a common person's understanding of what it is like being trapped in an abusive relationship.

You'd probably really enjoy Greenblatt's book by the way, if you get a chance Too many books, too little time.

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