(Selfie)ishness: using the I-It/I-Thou distinction to parse an ethics of self-portraiture

@article{Lin2020SelfieishnessUT,
  title={(Selfie)ishness: using the I-It/I-Thou distinction to parse an ethics of self-portraiture},
  author={S. Lin and M. Coleman},
  journal={Consumption Markets & Culture},
  year={2020},
  volume={23},
  pages={429 - 438}
}
  • S. Lin, M. Coleman
  • Published 2020
  • Art
  • Consumption Markets & Culture
  • ABSTRACT Martin Buber’s I-It/I-Thou distinction is presented in this article as a useful analytic framework for approaching the ethics of self-portraiture without unnecessarily falling back on the (not always helpful) psychological term of narcissism. The result of the application of Buber’s I-It/I-Thou to self-portraiture will reveal that, while some acts can represent the sort of championing of the self over others that we find worrisome in selfies, this is not productively discovered with… CONTINUE READING