Self-Representation and Digital Culture

Authors: Thumim, N.

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Taking a close look at ordinary people 'telling their own story', Nancy Thumim explores self-representations in contemporary digital culture in settings as diverse as reality TV, online storytelling, and oral histories displayed in museums.

About the authors

Nancy Thumim is Lecturer in Media and Communication at the School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds, UK. Thumim's research has been published in edited books and journals including Critical Discourse Studies, Javnost - The Public, and International Journal of Cultural Studies.

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"Altogether, Thumin has produced a valuable study, full of insight and observation, of the multiple ways in which 'ordinary' people represent their 'ordinariness' through representing themselves, speaking about their lives, giving expression to their experiences. She attends to all this in a cohesive and integrated manner, offering us a highly satisfactory account of selfrepresentations

in digital culture." - European Journal of Communication 28(6)

"Thumim's first book is eloquently written and well-researched, and it manages to effectively distill and relay the ideas of complex and emerging topics. The work interrogates the meaning of truth, authenticity, and validity with regards to self-representation. Undergraduate and graduate students in media and communication studies would benefit from this highly enjoyable read, which is also scholarly, rigorous, in-depth, and precise." - International Journal of Communication 7, (2013)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: Self-Representation and Digital Culture

    Pages 1-18

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  • Histories of Self-Representation

    Pages 19-48

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  • Mediation

    Pages 49-69

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  • Broadcasters

    Pages 70-103

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  • Museums and Art Worlds

    Pages 104-135

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Self-Representation and Digital Culture
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-26513-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137265135
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22966-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31100-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-52017-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 205
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