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Selfie Citizenship

Palgrave Macmillan

Editors:

  • Are selfies political?

  • What does selfie-based activism look like?

  • Who has the ability to make politicised selfies? Who lacks freedom to do so?

  • How are such selfies consumed, and by whom?

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Prologue

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Inject/ed: Self(ie) Determination

      • Raju Rage
      Pages 3-11
    3. Introduction: Whose Selfie Citizenship?

      • Adi Kuntsman
      Pages 13-18
  3. The Selfie Genre and Its New Adaptations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 63-63
    2. Performative Intimacies and Political Celebritisation

      • Mattias Ekman, Andreas Widholm
      Pages 65-74
    3. Dronie Citizenship?

      • Maximilian Jablonowski
      Pages 97-106
  4. Selfies and the Politics of In/visibility

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 107-107
    2. Visual Afterlife: Posthumous Camera Phone Practices

      • Larissa Hjorth, Jung Moon
      Pages 119-126
    3. Selfless Selfie Citizenship: Chupacabras Selfie Project

      • Silvia Rodriguez Vega
      Pages 137-147

About this book

This collection refl ects on the emerging phenomenon of ‘selfi e citizenship’, which capitalises on individual visibility and agency, at the time when citizenship itself is increasingly governed through biometrics and large-scale dataisation. Today we are witnessing a global rise of politicised selfi es: photographs of individuals with handwritten notes or banners, various selfi e memes and hashtag actions, spread on social media in actions of protest or social mobilistion. Contributions in this collection range from discussions of citizen engagement, to political campaigning, to selfi es as forms of citizen witnessing, to selfi es without a face. The chapters cover uses of selfi es by activists, tourists and politicians, victims and survivors, adults and children, in a broad range of geopolitical locations – China, Germany, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, the UK and the US. Written by an international and interdisciplinary group of authors, from senior professors to junior scholars, artists, graduate students and activists, the book is aimed at students, researchers, and media practitioners. 

Adi Kuntsman is Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, the author of Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age (with Rebecca L. Stein, 2015), and the co-editor of Queer Necropolitics (with Jin Haritaworn and Silvia Posocco, 2014) and Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion: Feelings, Affect and Technologica Change (with Athina Karatzogianni, 2012).

Keywords

  • politics
  • visual culture
  • social media
  • citizenship
  • cultural and social studies
  • Selfies
  • selfie citizenship
  • activism
  • biometric governance
  • digital technologies
  • witnessing
  • citizen engagement
  • elections
  • digital politics
  • politics of visibility
  • dataisation

Editors and Affiliations

  • Manchester Metropolitan University , Manchester, United Kingdom

    Adi Kuntsman

About the editor

Adi Kuntsman is Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, the author of Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age (with Rebecca L. Stein), and the co-editor of Queer Necropolitics (with Jin Haritaworn and Silvia Posocco, 2014) and Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion: Feelings, Affect and Technologica Change (with Athina Karatzogianni).

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 54.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-45270-8
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)