This study investigates aspects regarding the development of the identity construction. In continuation hereof the study distinguishes between identity construction in traditional society and identity construction in late modern society. To answer this rather comprehensive question the study begins by giving an account for the key concepts in Anthony Giddens theories inter alia of the reflexivity of late modern society, Erik H. Erikson’s theories of each individual’s psychosocial development, Axel Honneth’s theories of recognition as well as Joshua Meyrowitz and Erving Goffman’s theories of dramaturgy. Furthermore the study analyses four informants’ behavior online plus their view upon self-representation and self-promotion on social media. The analysis reveals that women more often than men self-promote and that younger individuals are more likely to feel unsecure of their roles on social media - as well as in life. Subsequently the study discusses opportunities and complications concerning self-promotion and interactions on social media. The discussion determines that self-promotion on social media may contribute in the creation of self-identity via the reflexive project of the self, but that it too often ends up subverting the actual identity construction causing a feeling of alienation. Finally the study concludes that social media have a certain influence on identity construction in late modern society given that self-promotion provides a whole new dimension to identity construction: reflexivity, which forms the basis of constant innovation of society.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||17 jan. 2014|
|Vejledere||Lars Axel Petersen|
- Sociale medier
- Senmoderne samfund