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Selfie Citizenship


Selfie Citizenship



von: Adi Kuntsman

50,28 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 09.02.2017
ISBN/EAN: 9783319452708
Sprache: englisch

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This collection reflects on the emerging phenomenon of ‘selfie 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 selfies: photographs of individuals with handwritten notes or banners, various selfie 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 selfies as forms of citizen witnessing, to selfies without a face. The chapters cover uses of selfies 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 activist, the book is aimed at students, researchers, and media practitioners.
1. Raju Rage, “Self(ie) Determination”.- 2. Adi Kuntsman, “Introduction: Whose selfie citizenship?”.- 3. Fatima Aziz, “Performing citizenship: Freedom march selfies by Pakistani  Instagrammers”.- 4. Gabriele de Seta and Michelle Proksell, “V-Day selfies in Beijing: Media events and user practices as micro-acts of citizenship”.- 5. Catherine Hartung, “Selfies for/of Nepal: acts of global citizenship and bearing witness”.- 6. Catherine Bouko, “Youth’s Civic Awareness through Selfies: Fun Performances in the Logic of ‘Connective Actions’”.- 7. Negar Mottahedeh, “The People: The #Selfie’s urform”.- 8. Mattias Ekman & Andreas Widholm “Performative intimacies and political celebritisation”.- 9. Crystal Abidin, “Vote for my selfie: Politician selfies as charismatic leadership”.- 10. Jill Walker Rettberg, "Biometric Citizens: Adapting Our Selfies To Machine Vision".- 11. Maximilian Jablonowski, “Dronie Citizenship?”.- 12. Mark Nunes, “Selfies, Self-Witnessing, and the ‘Out of Place’ Digital Citizen”.- 13. Larissa Hjorth and Jung Moon, “Visual Afterlife: Posthumous camera phone practices”.- 14. Debra Ferreday, “Like a Stone in Your Stomach: articulating the unspeakable in rape victim-survivors’ activist selfies”.- 15. Silvia Rodriguez Vega, “Selfless Selfie Citizenship: Chupacabra Selfie Project”.- 16. Sanaz Raji, “My Face Is Not For Public Consumption: Selfies, Surveillance and the Politics of Being Unseen”.- 17. Jenna Brager, “On the ethics of looking”. 
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).
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).
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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