Handbook of Research on Technoself: Identity in a Technological Society (2 Volumes)

Handbook of Research on Technoself: Identity in a Technological Society (2 Volumes)

Rocci Luppicini (University of Ottawa, Canada)
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Release Date: October, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 741
ISBN13: 9781466622111|ISBN10: 1466622113|EISBN13: 9781466622128|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2211-1


In recent years, there has been a major push to rediscover the human side of technology across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. With the emerging of this new study of self-identity and technology (Technoself), it holds an effort to keep pace with shaping breakthroughs in robotics, human enhancement technology, biotechnology, and more.

The Handbook of Research on Technoself: Identity in a Technological Society provides insights to better enhance the understanding of technology’s widespread intertwinement with human identity within an advancing technological society. This reference includes comprehensive coverage of the most vital issues, concepts, trends, and debates in technology and identity. It brings together an audience of researchers, scholars, students, and professionals alike.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Brain Computer Interface
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Human Enhancement (Genetic, Cognitive, Affective, Physical)
  • Human Enhancement Technologies and Identity
  • Human-Machine Integration
  • Internet Addiction
  • Online Life and Cultural Identity
  • Online Life and Professional Identity
  • Technoself and Culture
  • Technoself and Ethics
  • Transhuman and Transhumanism

Reviews and Testimonials

The target audience of this book is anyone interested in exploring or conducting research on technology and identity in the modern world. Graduate students, professors, and researchers in the fields of communication, sociology, psychology, robotics, and other related fields should consider this a thorough primer on the subject and an invaluable resource in beginning their own work in the field. It is one of few comprehensive resources in this burgeoning field and will likely remain indispensable as the field grows.

– Jennifer Wright, Owensboro Campus Librarian, Western Kentucky University

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Rocci Luppicini is an associate professor in the Department of Communication with a cross-appointment to the Institute for Science, Society, and Policy (ISSP) at the University of Ottawa (Canada). He is a social scientist and philosopher of technology who pursues work at the intersection of communication, technology (media), ethics, decision-making, and policy. He acts as the Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Technoethics and has published over 25 peer reviewed articles and has authored and edited over a dozen books including, the Handbook of Conversation Design for Instructional Applications (2008), the Handbook of Research on Technoethics: Volume I &II (with R. Adell) (2009), Technoethics and the Evolving Knowledge Society: Ethical Issues in Technological Design, Research, Development, and Innovation (2010), Ethical Impact of Technological Advancements and Applications in Society (2012), and Moral, Ethical, and Social Dilemmas in the Age of Technology: Theories and Practice (2013), His edited work, the Handbook of Research on Technoself: Identity in a Technological Society: Vol I &II (2013) provides the first comprehensive reference work in the English language on human enhancement and identity within an evolving technological society.