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DIY Morality: Choice, Body and Authenticity

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Hookway, N, DIY Morality: Choice, Body and Authenticity, Emerging and Enduring Inequalities - The 2012 Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association, 26-29 November 2012, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. 1-8. ISBN 978-0-646-58783-7 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

This article is a qualitative exploration of how contemporary morality is understood and constructed using Australian blog data. The central finding is that the bloggers depict morality as an actively created and autonomous do-it-yourself project based in three main configurations of self-responsibility, bodily encounter and authenticfeeling. The findings are suggestive of how self, body, emotions and authenticity may play an important role in contemporary moralities.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:authenticity, blogs, body, emotions, morality, self
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Social Theory
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Religion and Ethics
Objective Field:Social Ethics
Author:Hookway, N (Dr Nicholas Hookway)
ID Code:80075
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2012-10-22
Last Modified:2014-08-13
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