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Selfie Citizenship

Editors: Kuntsman, Adi (Ed.)

  • 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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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.

About the authors

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).

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Inject/ed: Self(ie) Determination

    Rage, Raju

    Pages 3-11

  • Introduction: Whose Selfie Citizenship?

    Kuntsman, Adi

    Pages 13-18

  • Performing Citizenship: Freedom March Selfies by Pakistani Instagrammers

    Aziz, Fatima

    Pages 21-28

  • V-Day Selfies in Beijing: Media Events and User Practices as Micro-Acts of Citizenship

    de Seta, Gabriele (et al.)

    Pages 29-37

  • Selfies for/of Nepal: Acts of Global Citizenship and Bearing Witness

    Hartung, Catherine

    Pages 39-47

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-45270-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-45269-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Selfie Citizenship
Editors
  • Adi Kuntsman
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45270-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45270-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45269-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 172
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
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