1st Edition

Digitizing Identities Doing Identity in a Networked World

Edited By Irma van der Ploeg, Jason Pridmore Copyright 2016
    308 Pages
    by Routledge

    308 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book explores contemporary transformations of identities in a digitizing society across a range of domains of modern life. As digital technology and ICTs have come to pervade virtually all aspects of modern societies, the routine registration of personal data has increased exponentially, thus allowing a proliferation of new ways of establishing who we are. Rather than representing straightforward progress, however, these new practices generate important moral and socio-political concerns. While access to and control over personal data is at the heart of many contemporary strategic innovations domains as diverse as migration management, law enforcement, crime and health prevention, "e-governance," internal and external security, to new business models and marketing tools, we also see new forms of exclusion, exploitation, and disadvantage emerging.

    Introduction: Digitising Identities  Irma van der Ploeg and Jason Pridmore  Part I: Sharing and Connecting: Friends and Consumers  1. The Touristic Practice of Performing Identity Online  Anders Albrechtslund and Anne-Mette Albrechtslund  2. A Social API for That: Market Devices and the Stabilization of Digital Identities  Jason Pridmore  3. Caring for the Virtual Self on Social Media: Managing Visibility on Facebook  Daniel Trottier  4. Shaping Children’s Consumer Identity Within Contemporary Dutch Market(ing) Practices  Isolde Sprenkels and Irma van der Ploeg  Part II: Growing Up: Children and Guardians  5. Risk Identities: Constructing Actionable Problems in Dutch Youth  Karolina La Fors-Owczynik and Govert Valkenburg  6. Swimming in the Fishbowl: Young People, Identity and Surveillance in Networked Spaces  Valerie Steeves  7. Makers of Media Wisdom: Translating and Guarding Media Wisdom in the Netherlands  Isolde Sprenkels and Sally Wyatt  Part III: (Mis)Behaving: Suspects and Deviants  8. Data Mining "Problem Youth": Looking Closer But Not Seeing Better  Francisca GrommĂ©  9. Sorting (Out) Youth: Transformations in Police Practices of Classification and (Social Media) Monitoring of "Youth Groups"  Vlad Niculescu-Dinca, Irma van der Ploeg and Tsjalling Swierstra  10. Identifying the Perpetrator: An Ethnographic Study of CCTV in Police Work in Denmark  Peter Lauritsen  Part IV: On the Move: Migrants and Travellers  11. The Digital Evacuee: Mediation, "Mobility Justice" and the Politics of Evacuation  Peter Adey and Philip Kirby  12. The Datafication of Mobility and Migration Management: The Mediating State and Its Consequences  Dennis Broeders and Huub Dijstelbloem  13. Migrants at/as Risk: Identity Verification and Risk Assessment Technologies in the Netherlands  Karolina La Fors-Owczynik and Irma van der Ploeg


    Irma van der Ploeg is Senior Research Fellow at UNU-MERIT at Maastricht University Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology.

    Jason Pridmore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University in the Netherlands.