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Technology and autobiographical selves in contemporary Russian life writing

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The present work deals with the strategies of identity production which were characteristic of Russian LiveJournal during the first decade of its presence on the Russian online ego-writing scene. In this work, I argue that personal narratives found in blogs of this period reflect the process of self-writing’s adaptation to a new technological reality. In addition, I suggest that LiveJournal texts of this period testify to the consolidation of a new socio-cultural group following in th...

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University of Oxford

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