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Personal names and identity

Hagström, Charlotte LU (2007) In Nytt Om Namn p.35-40
Abstract
In all societies, personal names are important as a means for recognizing and distinguishing people. The paper, following Claude Lévi-Strauss’ theories on how people systematize the surrounding world through named categories, focuses on how we use names to gain knowledge about who a person “is”. We base our conclusions on culturally shared knowledge about how specific names are related to gender, age, ethnicity, and so on. The paper ends with a discussion on names used in virtual settings, like on-line computer games and web communities, which is an area of great interest for further studies.
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virtual communities, culture, names, categorization, identity
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Nytt Om Namn
issue
46
pages
35 - 40
publisher
Institutt for lingvistiske og nordiske studium/Namnegransking
ISSN
0800-4676
language
English
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yes
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08f55d30-1947-4b1f-b3c4-a79871bdda69 (old id 1266898)
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  abstract     = {In all societies, personal names are important as a means for recognizing and distinguishing people. The paper, following Claude Lévi-Strauss’ theories on how people systematize the surrounding world through named categories, focuses on how we use names to gain knowledge about who a person “is”. We base our conclusions on culturally shared knowledge about how specific names are related to gender, age, ethnicity, and so on. The paper ends with a discussion on names used in virtual settings, like on-line computer games and web communities, which is an area of great interest for further studies.},
  author       = {Hagström, Charlotte},
  issn         = {0800-4676},
  keyword      = {virtual communities,culture,names,categorization,identity},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {46},
  pages        = {35--40},
  publisher    = {Institutt for lingvistiske og nordiske studium/Namnegransking},
  series       = {Nytt Om Namn},
  title        = {Personal names and identity},
  year         = {2007},
}