The public is personal: reflections on the ethical dimensions of selfie research

@article{McGill2020ThePI,
  title={The public is personal: reflections on the ethical dimensions of selfie research},
  author={Mary McGill},
  journal={Visual Studies},
  year={2020},
  volume={35},
  pages={193 - 200}
}
  • Mary McGill
  • Published 2020
  • Sociology
  • Visual Studies
  • Derived from the standards of feminist qualitative research, this methodological reflection develops ‘the public is personal’ as a mode of critical awareness for visual culture researchers working with social media data such as the selfie. Against the prevalent logic of ‘but the data is already public’, this paper draws on empirical and theoretical insights to argue that the publicness of digital data is no indication of an individual’s consent to its use in contexts beyond how they originally… CONTINUE READING