Printed compendium in three parts is now available at Akademika.


Nancy Baym: Personal connections in the digital age, chapter 1, pp. 1-21, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2010.

Michelle Wilson: The possibilities of Online Sociality, pp. 493-506 in Hunsinger, Klastrup & Allen (eds.): International Handbook of Internet Research; New York: Springer, 2010.


The embodied self

N. Katherine Hayles: How We Became Post-human, chapter 1 & 2, pp. 1-49. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1999.

Diana Saco: “Wetware”, chapter 4, pp. 107-40 from Cybering Democracy, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press

Stuart, Susan A.J. From agency to apperception: through kinaesthesia to cognition and creation. Ethics and Information Technology (2008) 10:255–264. The self: psychological, sociological, medial perspectives George Herbert Mead: Mind, Self & Society, pp. 135-73, Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1934 (1967)

Ian Burkitt: Social Selves, chapter 2, pp. 31-57, London: Sage, 2008.

Alison Kavanagh: Sociology in the Age of the Internet, chapter 9, pp. 120-31, Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2007.

Sherry Turkle: Life on the Screen, pp. 9-26 & 177-80. New York: Touchstone, 1995

Bakardjieva, M. and Gaden, G. 2012. Web 2.0 Technologies of the Self. Philosophy and Technology 25:399–413 DOI 10.1007/s13347-011-0032-9

The self: philosophical perspectives Taylor, C. 1989. Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Ch. 5, “Moral Topography” (pp. 111-114)

Ch. 6, “Plato’s Self-Mastery” (pp. 115-126)

Ch. 9, “Locke’s Punctual Self” (pp. 160-176)

Ch. 10, “Exploring ‘L’humaine condition’” (pp. 177-184)

Ch. 11, “Inner Nature” (pp. 185-198)

Ch. 25, “Conclusion: the Conflicts of Modernity” (pp. 495-521)


Space, place and the virtual

Mark Nunes: Cyberspaces of Everyday Life, chapter 2, pp. 47-85. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006.

Diana Saco: “Theorizing Spaces”, chapter 1, pp. 1-34 from Cybering Democracy, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002.

Søraker, Johnny. 2011. Virtual Entities, Environments, Worlds and Reality: Suggested Definitions and Taxonomy. In Charles Ess & May Thorseth (eds.), Trust and Virtual Worlds: Contemporary Perspectives, 44-72. London: Peter Lang.

(Trust and) privacy

Debatin, Berhard. Ethics, Privacy, and Self-Restraint in Social Networking. In S. Trepte and L. Reinecke (eds.), Privacy Online, pp. 47-60

Lomborg, Stine. 2012. Negotiating Privacy Through Phatic Communication. A Case Study of the Blogging Self. Philosophy & Technology, Volume 25, Number 3 (2012), 415-434, DOI: 10.1007/s13347-011-0018-7

danah boyd and Alice Marwick, Social Privacy in Networked Publics: Teens' Attitudes, Practices, and Strategies.

Jakob Linaa Jensen. 2007. "The internet omnopticon", pp. 351-380 i Bang, H., Esmark, A. (red.) New Publics with/out Democracy, Frederiksberg: Samfundslitteratur Press. / NORDICOM


Peel, M., Reed, L., and Walter, J. The Importance of Friends: The Most Recent Past. In Barbara Caine (ed.): Friendship – a history, 317-355.

Valor, Shannon. 2009. Social networking technology and the virtues. Ethics and Information Technology

Valor, Shannon. 2011. Flourishing on facebook: virtue friendship & new social media. Ethics and Information Technology

Rules, interactions and institutions Naomi Baron: Always On, pp. 71-97, New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Nancy Baym. 2011. Social Networks 2.0. In M. Consalvo & C. Ess (eds.), The Blackwell Handbook of Internet Studies, 384-405. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Jose van Dijck: “Users Like You”, pp. 14-58 in Media, Culture & Society, vol. 31, no. 1.

Alison Kavanagh: Sociology in the Age of the Internet, chapter 8, pp. 102-19, Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2007.


Politics and democracy

Ess, C. 1996. The Political Computer: CMC, and Habermas. In C. Ess (ed.), Philosophical Perspectives on Computer-Mediated Communication, pp. 197-230. Albany, NY: State University of New York.

Danah Boyd: “Social Network Sites as Networked Publics”, pp. 39-58 in Zizi Papacharissi (ed.): A Networked Self, New York: Routledge, 2011.

Marcel Henaff & Tracy Strong: Public Space and Democracy, pp. 1-31. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001

May Thorseth. 2011. Virtuality and Trust in Broadened Thinking Online. In C. Ess and M. Thorseth (eds.), Trust and Virtual Worlds: Contemporary Perspectives, pp. 162-176. New York: Peter Lang.

P. Howard et al. 2011. Opening Closed Regimes: What Was the Role of Social Media During the Arab Spring?

Bakardjieva, Maria. 2009. Subactivism: Lifeworld and Politics in the Age of the Internet. The Information Society,25:2,91 — 104

Religion, ethics

Campbell, Heidi. 2010. Insights from the religious-social shaping of new media (ch. 8). When Religion Meets New Media, 179-193. London: Routledge.

Campbell, Heidi. 2011. Internet and Religion. In In M. Consalvo and C. Ess (eds), The Blackwell Handbook of Internet Studies, pp. 232-250. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Ess, C. 2013. Copying and Distributing via Digital Media: Copyright, Copyleft, Global Perspectives. Ch. 3, Digital Media Ethics, 64-103. Oxford: Polity. TO BE SUPPLIED

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