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.
|Title of host publication||The Digital Transformation of the Public Sphere|
|Subtitle of host publication||Conflict, Migration, Crisis and Culture in Digital Networks|
|Editors||Athina Karatzogianni, Dennis Nguyen, Elisa Serafinelli|
|Publisher||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Number of pages||19|
|ISBN (Print)||978-1-137-50455-5, 978-1-349-95384-4|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
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.