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Identity Crafting: Reading the Agency and Art Implicit in Selfies

@inproceedings{Nichols2015IdentityCR,
  title={Identity Crafting: Reading the Agency and Art Implicit in Selfies},
  author={Margaret Nichols},
  year={2015}
}
The aim of this article is to unravel the craftsmanship of online identities implicit in taking and sharing selfies and to measure the immediate or resulting violence by imposed definition upon the subject-photographer. This paper especially focuses on the identity building of young women on the social networking platform Instagram. Crucial to the research are Susan Sontag’s work on photography philosophy relating to violence inflicted upon subjects, Gregory Ulmer’s work on electracy, and Liana… Expand

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