Managing Multiple Identities to Combat Stigmatisation in the Digital Age

Feltwell, Tom, Lawson, Shaun, Kirman, Ben and Vines, John (2016) Managing Multiple Identities to Combat Stigmatisation in the Digital Age. In: CHI 2016 - Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 7th - 12th May 2016, San Jose, CA.

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Abstract

It has long been identified that people consciously curate, manage and maintain multiple online individual identities based on characteristics such as race, gender, and societal status; research has also established that people may choose to emphasise one such identity other another as a means to avoid stigmatisation, discrimination and stereotyping. The rise of online state, corporate, and peer surveillance however threatens to disrupt this process by modelling, categorising and restraining identity to that which has been surveilled. We posit that new anti-surveillance tactics may emerge that allow users the freedom to manage and switch their identities in ways that seek to maintain social justice and counteract discrimination.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2019 10:23
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 10:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/38784

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