8. Virtual Identities

  1. Andrew McKinlay1 and
  2. Chris McVittie2

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397222.ch8

Identities in Context: Individuals and Discourse in Action

Identities in Context: Individuals and Discourse in Action

How to Cite

McKinlay, A. and McVittie, C. (2011) Virtual Identities, in Identities in Context: Individuals and Discourse in Action, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397222.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Edinburgh, UK

  2. 2

    Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191197

Online ISBN: 9781444397222

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Keywords:

  • Virtual Identities;
  • Communications Technologies and Identities;
  • Online Communities;
  • Illness and Support Groups;
  • Identity Challenges;
  • social networking;
  • Social groups in virtual worlds;
  • online communities;
  • ‘suicidal thoughts’

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Communications Technologies and Identities

  • Online Communities

  • Illness and Support Groups

  • Identity Challenges

  • Discussion