Categories, Gender and Online Community

  title={Categories, Gender and Online Community},
  author={Jonathan Marshall},
  journal={E-Learning and Digital Media},
  pages={245 - 262}
  • J. Marshall
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Psychology
  • E-Learning and Digital Media
This article presents a sketch for a theory of the rhetorics involved in categorisation and the creation of culture in online communities. Persuasion, or shaping perceptions of the world, is never incidental to social life, but living online necessarily involves persuasion as it is difficult to bring force to bear, although people can be temporarily excluded from different groups to different degrees, and the modality of persuasion may be influenced by the structures of communication in play… Expand
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