The Quantified Self, Paperback Book

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Polity Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Communication studies
  • ISBN: 9781509500604

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