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 the Immediate Past Director (Arts), Tri-Faculty Graduate E-Business Technologies (EBT) Program and an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Technoethics(2010-2020) and a leading expert in Technology Studies (TS) and Technoethics. Main research areas include: Ethical dilemmas with new technology (media ethics, cybercrime, hacking, cyber espionage, cyberbullying), Digital Transformation (digital aesthetics, online communities, technofeminism, social media, e-trust, social responsibility), Identity and Technology (human-computer interaction, e-identity management, human enhancement, post-human society, social robotics, cyberculture), Educational Technology (program planning and development, distance education, blended education, instructional design, technology integration) and Organizational Studies (systems theory, virtual organizations, organizational communications, organizational change, socio-technical change).