The Politics of Transformation: Selfie Production of the Visually Marginalised

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Abstract

Patricia Routh finds that images are not the only things being transformed during selfie production, as groups of people once marginalised in society by the dominant commoditised cultural visual rhetoric now have the power to control their images in ways that break from the societal norm. The selfie is a digital exploration of identity, a therapeutic way to transform individual experience, a way for marginalised people to find control and empowerment, transforming and fostering an unconventional mode of knowing people’s daily use of technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Digital Transformation of the Public Sphere
Subtitle of host publicationConflict, Migration, Crisis and Culture in Digital Networks
EditorsAthina Karatzogianni, Dennis Nguyen, Elisa Serafinelli
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan UK
Pages363-381
Number of pages19
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-50456-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-50455-5, 978-1-349-95384-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Routh, P. (2016). The Politics of Transformation: Selfie Production of the Visually Marginalised. In A. Karatzogianni, D. Nguyen, & E. Serafinelli (Eds.), The Digital Transformation of the Public Sphere: Conflict, Migration, Crisis and Culture in Digital Networks (1st ed., pp. 363-381). Palgrave Macmillan UK.