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Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet | Study Guide

Sherry Turkle

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Overview

Author

Sherry Turkle

Year Published

1995

Type

Nonfiction

Genre

Argument, Nonfiction, Psychology

At a Glance

Sherry Turkle's book Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet was written and published at a key turning point in the relatively brief history of computer culture. The Internet was on its way to revolutionizing communications, information, and economics worldwide. With rare foresight, Turkle focuses on the ways in which technology, and especially the Internet, has changed how people think about themselves. Her analyses remain valuable and illuminating, even after several decades of further technological developments.

About the Title

Turkle's title refers to the LED (light-emitting diode) screens of laptop computers, mobile camera phones, and other electronic devices.

Summary

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