Performing Citizenship: Freedom March Selfies by Pakistani Instagrammers

Chapter

Abstract

Drawing on a close reading of ‘Freedom March’ selfies, published by Pakistani instagrammers in August–December 2014 under #azadimarch, Aziz discusses the relationship between selfies and civic participation offline and online. She offers a qualitative analysis of a shift in selfie practices from documenting media coverage to participation and citizenship performance by Pakistanis in a national freedom march organised in 2014. Focusing on photographs of participants published on Instagram, the chapter draws attention to selfie as a dialogical gesture and polemical representation of political identity performed on social media.

Keywords

Selfie Citizenship Performance Instagram #azadimarch 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.École des Hautes Études en Sciences SocialesParisFrance

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