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Selfies : why we love (and hate) them

Author: Katrin Tiidenberg
Publisher: Bingley : Emerald Publishing Limited, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book presents a rich and nuanced analysis of selfie culture. It shows how selfies gain their meanings, illustrates different selfie practices, explores how selfies make us feel and why they have the power to make us feel anything, and unpacks how selfie practices and selfie related norms have changed or might change in the future.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tiidenberg, Katrin.
Selfies.
Bingley : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2018
(OCoLC)1023858288
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katrin Tiidenberg
ISBN: 9781787543577 1787543579
OCLC Number: 1030941257
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Selfies: Why We Love (and Hate) Them; Contents; Acknowledgements; About the Author; Introduction: What's The Big Deal, It's Just Selfies?; Why Write a Book About Selfies?; Key Terms; Affordances; Discourse and Rhetoric; Interaction; Performativity; Selfie Culture; Social Cues; Virality; Visibility; Visuality; Visual Culture; Organization of the Book; 1: What Are Selfies?; A Brief Explanation of Visual Self-Representation in Art History; Self-Representation in Photography: Another Brief History; Going Digital; Camera on Your Phone; Shareable; Selfie as a Networked Self-Representation. So What Are Selfies?2: How Do We Selfie?; Activities; Things and Their Use; Contexts; So How Do We Selfie?; But What Are We Doing, When We Are Doing Selfies?; Selfie Practices as a Performance; Selfie Practices as Tools to Think With; Selfie Practices as Interaction; Selfie Practices as a Way to Feel; Selfie Practices as a Way to Express; Selfie Practices as Work; 3: (Why) Do Selfies Matter?; When Selfies Make Us Feel Bad; Narcissism; Authenticity; Quality; Moral Panics and Shaming; When Selfies Make Us Feel Good; Empowerment; Why Don't All Selfie Experiences Create a Sense of Control? 4: Post Selfie?I'm the Root of All That's Evil, But You Can Call Me Selfie; elfie-Worth; Peak-Selfie; The Future is Now; The Future is Tomorrow; Now What?; Critical Literacy as a Way to Form Opinions and Filter Information; Critical Literacy as a Way of Engaging with Networked Technologies; Critical Literacy as a Form of Personal Ethics; Conclusion; Key Takeaways; Keep Calm and Selfie On; References; References for Texts Included in the Analysis of Selfie as a Metaphor in Chapter 4; Recommended Readings on Selfies (Not Referenced in Text). To Understand the Media Discourse that Links Selfies to NarcissismTo Understand the Linguistic Productivity of the Selfie Word; Recommended Other Readings (Not Referenced in Text); To Understand Social Media; To Understand Social Media Affordances; To Understand Networked Visuality and Its History; To Understand Machine Vision; To Understand Post-Digital; If You're Interested in Practice Theory; Index.
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