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Improper NamesCollective Pseudonyms from the Luddites to Anonymous$
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Marco Deseriis

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816694860

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816694860.001.0001

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Genealogy and Theory of the Improper Name

Genealogy and Theory of the Improper Name

(p.1) Introduction Genealogy and Theory of the Improper Name
Improper Names

Marco Deseriis

University of Minnesota Press

The introduction serves to familiarize the reader with the concept of the improper name by providing a genealogy and theoretical articulation of its main features. Improper names stretch across a continuum that goes from highly centralized usages (collective pseudonyms) to decentralized and idiosyncratic appropriations (multiple-use names).

Keywords:   pseudonym, appropriation, authorship, social movements, anonymity

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