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Identity and self-presentation : from a representational to a performative lens in studying social media engagement in organisations

Orsatti, Jo and Riemer, Kai 2012, Identity and self-presentation : from a representational to a performative lens in studying social media engagement in organisations, in ACIS 2012 : Location, location, location : Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2012, ACIS, [Geelong, Vic.], pp. 1-12.

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Title Identity and self-presentation : from a representational to a performative lens in studying social media engagement in organisations
Author(s) Orsatti, Jo
Riemer, Kai
Conference name Australasian Conference on Information Systems (23rd : 2012 : Geelong, Victoria)
Conference location Geelong, Victoria
Conference dates 3-5 Dec. 2012
Title of proceedings ACIS 2012 : Location, location, location : Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2012
Editor(s) Lamp, JohnORCID iD for Lamp, John orcid.org/0000-0003-1891-0400
Publication date 2012
Conference series Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Publisher ACIS
Place of publication [Geelong, Vic.]
Keyword(s) identity
social media
self-presentation
performative lens
identity work
knowledge work
Summary Social media make fast inroads into organisations. This raises issues regarding self-presentation and locating experts in these new emerging communication spaces, as the basis for effective social media-enabled knowledge work. However, research on self-presentation and identity in organisational social media is only just emerging and has been founded on broader understandings from studies of public social media. In this literature study we demonstrate that the existing body of research on identity in social media is dominated by a ‘representational lens’. Based on an analysis of the historic foundations of this stream of research, we will expose limitations of this lens in capturing contemporary engagement in online spaces and advocate for a ‘performative lens’ in studying identity work in organisations. We contribute a detailed exposition of the evolution of identity studies in the context of public social media, and we offer an alternative lens for studying the topic in organisational contexts.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Related work DU:30049020
Copyright notice ©2012, The Authors/ACIS
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049060

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