The Quantified Self

Deborah Lupton

  • 出版商: Wiley
  • 出版日期: 2016-04-25
  • 售價: $840
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$798
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 240
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 150950060X
  • ISBN-13: 9781509500604

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商品描述

With the advent of digital devices and software, self-tracking practices have gained new adherents and have spread into a wide array of social domains. The Quantified Self movement has emerged to promote 'self-knowledge through numbers'.

In this groundbreaking book Deborah Lupton critically analyses the social, cultural and political dimensions of contemporary self-tracking and identifies the concepts of selfhood and human embodiment and the value of the data that underpin them.

The book incorporates discussion of the consolations and frustrations of self-tracking, as well as about the proliferating ways in which people's personal data are now used beyond their private rationales. Lupton outlines how the information that is generated through self-tracking is taken up and repurposed for commercial, governmental, managerial and research purposes. In the relationship between personal data practices and big data politics, the implications of self-tracking are becoming ever more crucial.