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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 156–176.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Grant Bollmer; Katherine Guinness This essay draws on the work of Edmund Husserl and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, among others, to examine the relational politics of the selfie in digital culture. It argues that the selfie should be thought of not as the documentation of a “self” but as a practice...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of the thing itself in favor of flat images. In conclusion, the article explains that this is the future of new media culture—the twenty-first-century dystopia of the negative abyss. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 negative abyss absolute surface squared/negative horizon media culture selfie...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 49–53.
Published: 01 March 2016
... animals in formaldehyde, Emin’s sexually explicit images and narratives (think Polaroid selfies and detailed sexual encounters), and Perry’s paradoxical alter ego character, Claire. Emerging from this broader global context, Brand Art Sensation focuses on the links between fine art, commodification...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 58–80.
Published: 01 March 2017
... that third wave feminism has sought to shake (as Sara Ahmed [2010] argues). Those photographers whose work can be seen as anticipating and engaging with this development through their concentration on the individual self, such as Francesca Woodman (in her proto-“selfies”) and Nan Goldin (the self...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
... is that of the criminal rendered anonymous human animal via processes of pixelation. Not simply animal, meat, flesh but a caged animal, squared meat, pixelated flesh. Today’s mass media is saturated with images of criminality, from mug shots and e-fits to selfies taken by inmates using smuggled mobile phones. 1...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 15–28.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and Farage present the image of having “made it.” The images are not selfies or “groupies”; there is no besuited arm bending out to the camera from the group. But neither are they institutional or professionally produced shots. They are personal photography: they are of a genre that connotes close...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 102–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... the ultimate prerogative of the sovereign state—to determine who lives, who dies—with the bare existence of the living dead. But by late March the Quad had been depopulated by the novel coronavirus, making it easy to spot the single girl taking a selfie. She stood out in her solitude but also by her garb...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 339–354.
Published: 01 November 2016
... souls in asylums or nursing homes, or of doing pro bono work in homeless shelters). Is it possible to remove the dross from care so as to make it a term that rallies the passions for the other in an era of the selfie, of the “me/I” or “ moi/je ” where the first-person singular holds sway? Care...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 147–170.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., a mode of pleasurable self-endangerment in which outlaws make unsecured ascents to architectural high altitude, partly for the adrenaline and partly for the fame they get from posting death-defying selfies on social media. Developing Stephen Lyng’s (2004) notion of “edgework,” or the voluntary pursuit...
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