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The Gnome in the Front Yard and Other Public Figurations: Genres of Self-Presentation on Personal Home Pages

The Gnome in the Front Yard and Other Public Figurations: Genres of Self-Presentation on Personal... <p>In light of empirical research showing that personal home pages are not as personal as their reputation suggests, this paper proposes that sustained selfpresentation on the Web by ordinary people has been hindered, in part, by the feeble legacy of suitable genres. Drawing on a sample of over one hundred personal home pages, this paper illustrates how, in the absence of generic precedents, public self-presentation is instead achieved through innovation with past genres.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

The Gnome in the Front Yard and Other Public Figurations: Genres of Self-Presentation on Personal Home Pages

Biography , Volume 26 (1) – May 15, 2003

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2003 Biographical Research Center.
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0162-4962
eISSN
1529-1456

Abstract

<p>In light of empirical research showing that personal home pages are not as personal as their reputation suggests, this paper proposes that sustained selfpresentation on the Web by ordinary people has been hindered, in part, by the feeble legacy of suitable genres. Drawing on a sample of over one hundred personal home pages, this paper illustrates how, in the absence of generic precedents, public self-presentation is instead achieved through innovation with past genres.</p>

Journal

BiographyUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: May 15, 2003

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