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

Sherry Turkle

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Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet | Chapter Summaries

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Introduction In the first paragraph of the Introduction, Turkle presents the key thesis of her book. The Internet, she asserts, is ch... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 1 Turkle begins this chapter with a brief discussion of the electronic writing environment. As she writes, she declares th... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 2 Turkle opens this chapter by recalling her student days in the late 1960s in Paris, where she concentrated on history an... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 3 Turkle begins this chapter by emphasizing the major role played by young people in the evolving culture of the Internet:... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 4 Although we know that computers are not sentient, we are increasingly likely to blur the boundaries between objects and ... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 5 Turkle's goal in this chapter is to define and then to elaborate on the concept of "emergence" in computer culture. She ... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 6 Turkle begins this chapter with a brief discussion of a computer program devised in the mid-1980s by British biologist R... Read More
Part 3, Chapter 7 Turkle's goal in the chapter is to elaborate on and discuss "rapid alternations of identity" in cyberspace. She reiterat... Read More
Part 3, Chapter 8 Turkle opens this chapter by confessing that when she began to construct an online personae, she thought of being a virt... Read More
Part 3, Chapter 9 In her introduction to this chapter, Turkle suggests that we have experienced a major series of changes during the brief... Read More
Part 3, Chapter 10 Turkle begins her final chapter by asserting that every epoch devises its own standards for psychological health. Wherea... Read More
A Note on Method: The Inner History of Technology In a brief epilogue to her book, Turkle emphasizes that the major goal of her work is to examine "how the computer has p... Read More
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