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The human/wearable technology engagement and its embodied effects on self-trackers


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Title: The human/wearable technology engagement and its embodied effects on self-trackers
Authors: Bergsland, Rebecca
Issue Date: 7-Jul-2017
Degree: Student essay
Keywords: self-tracking
agency
lived body
objective self
transitional body
self-improvement
Abstract: People have for a long time engaged in activities to observe and monitor their physical functions. However, with the modern technological advancements, these practices have turned into a social phenomenon. In Sweden, self-tracking has been given a broad understanding by being introduced as one of several activities of biohacking; an approach of hacking one’s body for selfimprovement. As people increasingly engage with wearables to alter and improve their bodies, it becomes imperative to investig... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/53025
Appears in Collections:Masteruppsatser (Department of Sociology and Work Science / Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap)

 

 

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