Angela Biscaldi, Vincenzo Matera

The Production of Subjectivity in the Age of Social Media

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Keywords: Digital Technologies, Social Media, Subjectivity, Reflexivity, Agency

Researchers usually focus on the fact that the widespread use of new digital media and, in a special way, social media, is gradually redefining our way of perceiving and representing reality, therefore knowing and acting in it and on it. Less attention was instead paid to the way in which the diffusion of social media modifies the processes of construction of subjectivities, personal ideas, emotions experienced, as well as the way we talk about ourselves and our feelings, perhaps even the way of talking to ourselves. With the use of new digital technologies, in fact, not only new cognitive styles emerge and gradually take shape and relevance, but also new forms of subjectivity, reflexivity and self-reflexivity that this issue aims to explore

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