I would suggest to start with literature on self in post/late modernity
(Giddens, Bauman, Elliot), sociopsychological aspects of identity (Turner,
Doise, Tajfel) or concept of multiple self (Simmel, Coleman). Social
network analysis then comes as a suitable tool for analysis. I'm doing
something similar in analysing individual's web sites as indentity
Btw, I would argue that diverse social networks cause fragmentation of
self, rather than the opposite.
University of Ljubljana
Faculty of Social Sciences
On Mon, 12 Nov 2001, danah boyd wrote:
> I'm thinking about how people fragment their identity (in both the
> physical and digital world). One direction i would like to follow is how
> people fragment their social networks to maintain these fragmented
> elements of self. (Loosely related to this, i am also curious if the axes
> by which we can measure homophily differ between fragments.)
> I'm aware of Burt's work on structural holes, but i'm not sure what else
> is out there. Can anyone offer any related social networks texts that
> might be helpful in thinking about this problem? Or, if anyone knows of
> any related work, pointers would be most fabulous!
> --- d a n a h --- b o y d ------http://www.danah.org/---------
> "but as bad as i am
> i'm proud of the fact
> that i'm worse than i seem
> what kind of paradise am i looking for?
> i've got everything i want and still i want more"