A1 Journal article – refereed

"Why can't I take a full-shot of myself? Of course I can!" Studying selfies as socio-technological affective practices




List of Authors: Hynna-Granberg Kaisu

Publisher: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD

Publication year: 2021

Journal: Feminist Media Studies

Journal name in source: FEMINIST MEDIA STUDIES

Journal acronym: FEM MEDIA STUD

Number of pages: 16

ISSN: 1468-0777

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2021.1886139

URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2021.1886139


Abstract
This article studies selfie-production as a socio-technological affective practice, bringing attention to a new and largely unstudied type of selfies, private selfies. Discussing an example of five Finnish women's experiences with a body positive #righttobeseen campaign, the article argues for selfie scholarship to move beyond analyses of representation and image-sharing on social media platforms, if it is to understand selfies' diverse role in selfie-takers' lives. The article offers an analytical schema for studying selfies as socio-technological affective practices, combining the method of interview studies with affect theory and examination of selfies' socio-technological underpinnings.

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