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Exploring the Selfie : Historical, Theoretical and Analytical Approaches to Digital Self-Photography
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This volume explores the selfie not only as a specific photographic practice that is deeply rooted in digital culture, but also how it is understood in relation to other media of self-portrayal. Unlike the public debate about the dangers of 'selfie-narcissism', this anthology discusses what the practice of taking and sharing selfies can tell us about media culture today: can the selfie be critiqued as an image or rather as a social practice? What are the technological conditions of this form of vernacular photography? By gathering articles from the fields of media studies; art history; cultural studies; visual studies; philosophy; sociology and ethnography, this book provides a media archaeological perspective that highlights the relevance of the selfie as a stereotypical as well as creative practice of dealing with ourselves in relation to technology.
Number of Pages: 392
Genre: Social Science, Photography
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Street Date: April 19, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-4643
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