— James Wallace (@jmswallace) June 16, 2014
Posted onJune 16, 2014
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The Guardian. 2014. Do the new anonymous social media apps encourage us to overshare?. The Guardian. 7 June 2014. [Online] Available at:http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/07/anonymous-social-media-apps-encourage-overshare [Accessed: 10 June 2014]
Having just read The History of Sexuality: Volume 1 I was struck by the way in which Foucault talks about the way that people in the nineteenth century were compelled to talk about sexuality as a way to contribute to discourse on the body. It’s interesting that, it seems to me, with social media there is no longer a need to compel people to talk, they seem desperate to contribute and define themselves through their discourse.
The Guardian. 2014. Academics Anonymous: so many PhD students, so few jobs. The Guardian. 23 May 2014. [Online] Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2014/may/23/so-many-phd-students-so-few-jobs [Accessed: 6 June 2014]
Afonso, A. 2013. How Academia Resembles a Drug Gang. The Impact of Social Sciences [Online]. 11 December 2013. Available at: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2013/12/11/how-academia-resembles-a-drug-gang/ [Accessed: 6 June 2014].
The Economist. 2010. Why Doing a PhD is Often a Waste of Time. The Economist. 16 December 2010. [Online] Available at: http://www.economist.com/node/17723223 [Accessed: 6 June 2014]
Cocozza, P. The five-a-day disaster: why the numbers don’t add up. The Guardian. 14 May 2014. [Online] Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/may/14/five-a-day-fruit-vegetables-portion-supermarket [Accessed: 6 June 2014]
Five-A-Day as Foucauldian discourse?
Constructed truth used for commercial purposes reinforced by pseudo-scientific discourse.
Kiss, J. 2014. What the Google ruling tells us about our digital delusion. The Guardian. 13 May 2014. [Online] Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/13/google-ruling-digital-online-identity [Accessed: 6 June 2014]
Interesting opinion peice discussing issues of creation and ownership of digital identity.