In the print era, writers often created and published under a pseudonym. That is, they maintained their physical image and wrote under an assumed name.

In the televisual electric age, athletes and other entertainers create and publish under a pseudonimage. That is, they maintain their given names (usually), and play, sing or act under an assumed — or fabricated — physical identity (or image-sign).


2 responses to Pseudonimage

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  1. Jacqueline Torti says:

    Pseudonym as well as "pseudonimage" are prevalent in many forms of entertainment including sports. Specific to "sports babel" I only find it necessary to comment on it's presence in sport. An example is wreslters. In this sport the athletes take on the name of a character such as Hulk Hogan, the Undertaker, The Rock, The Million Dollar Man, ect..These names are seem as "game names" that ahtletes take on. These are considered legal names, beacause they are used in the press and broadcasted on television. These are examples of alternative names that society recognizes. These names ofterm symbolize princplies valued by those who own them as well as characteristics they abide by.

  2. sportsBabel » Shoe Capital and Trash Vectors says:

    [...] shoe is endorsed by Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash, whose identity-vehicle or pseudonimage indicates a well-developed social conscience, though he does not talk trash on the basketball court [...]