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The Qualified Self: Social Media and the Accounting of Everyday Life

Lee Humphreys

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037853
eISBN:
9780262346252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037853.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Social critiques argue that social media has made us narcissistic, that Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube are all vehicles for me-promotion. This book offers a different view. It shows that ... More


Self-Portraiture

Christopher S. Wood

in Self-Knowledge: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190226411
eISBN:
9780190226442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226411.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

It is not clear that art ever offers anything like knowledge. But if it does, then one should perhaps look to the self-portrait. The self-portrait is an image of an individual created by that ... More


The Pencil of Identity: Instagram as Inadvertent (Female) Autobiography

Kris Fallon

in Female Agency and Documentary Strategies: Subjectivities, Identity and Activism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419475
eISBN:
9781474444699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419475.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The author charts the development of self-portraits from the painted canvas to Instagram’s selfies. Revolving around autobiography as a multifaceted genre over the centuries, the author claims that ... More


From Observant Eye to Non-Attentive “I”: The Camera as Cognitive Device

Barbara Maria Stafford

in Ribbon of Darkness: Inferencing from the Shadowy Arts and Sciences

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226630489
eISBN:
9780226630656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226630656.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This is a moment when, for millenials, nothing is hidden, little is sheltering. Offices are wide-open, lined with cubicles that have no wall or back. Building facades are Instagramable abstractions ... More


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