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Palgrave Studies in Life Writing

Girls, Autobiography, Media

Gender and Self-Mediation in Digital Economies

Authors: Maguire, Emma

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  • Examines narratives across a wide variety of digital media
  • Makes visible some of the complexities around mediating young, feminine subjectivities
  • Proposes a revised definition of “automediality” that broadens the scope and sharpens the focus of this term  
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About this book

This book investigates how girls’ automedial selves are constituted and consumed as literary or media products in a digital landscape dominated by intimate, though quite public, modes of self-disclosure and pervaded by broader practices of self-branding.
In thinking about how girlhood as a potentially vulnerable subject position circulates as a commodity, Girls, Autobiography, Media argues that by using digital technologies to write themselves into culture, girls and young women are staking a claim on public space and asserting the right to create and distribute their own representations of girlhood. Their texts—in the form of blogs, vlogs, photo-sharing platforms, online diaries and fangirl identities—show how they navigate the sometimes hostile conditions of online spaces in order to become narrators of their own lives and stories.
By examining case studies across different digital forms of self-presentation by girls and young women, this book considers how mediation and autobiographical practices are deeply interlinked, and it highlights the significant contribution girls and young women have made to contemporary digital forms of life narrative.

About the authors

Emma Maguire researches life narrative, gender, and media at Flinders University, Australia where she also teaches English and Creative Writing. She is a member of the International Auto/Biography Association, serves on the IABA Asia-Pacific Chapter steering committee and is a founding member of the IABA SNS (Students and New Scholars) network.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74236-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-08943-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Girls, Autobiography, Media
Book Subtitle
Gender and Self-Mediation in Digital Economies
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Life Writing
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74237-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74237-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74236-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08943-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 216
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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