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2015 | 1(4) | 117–126
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Selfies and the Self

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Selfies a podmiot
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Film cameras made it possible for individuals to present themselves to others, to assume and feel agency, also to change it, to utilize agency to claim participation in diverse collectivities. Most recently, digital cameras have presented their users with astonishing ways to encourage but also to disseminate diverse acts of agency. In this paper the author proposes to bring to the fore the selfie (an emerging sub-genre of portraiture) as a new cultural product responsible for mediation, production, and transmission of subjectivities in the global mediascapes. Framing the subject in ways which defy ennobled aesthetic principles of photography, its cultivated artistry, selfies reconfigure and adapt ways the subject represent and understand themselves. This paper argues that selfies create visual spaces of novel modes of selfhood, of its certification and assertion.
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Selfie, znane również jako „selfik” czy „słiftfocia”, jest nowym rodzajem wizerunku, „autoportrecikiem” wykonanym telefonem komórkowym. Zdaniem wielu krytyków, ta „sztuka na wyciągnięcie ręki” (Jerry Saltz) rozwija się i przeobraża, zmieniając naszą samoświadomość, mowę ciała, społeczne relacje i sfery prywatności. W artykule autorka referuje stanowiska badaczy na temat nowych technologii wytwarzania tożsamości, zarysowując główne obszary tych badań, które odnoszą się do performatywnego wymiaru tworzenia wizerunku fotograficznego, praktykowania „tożsamościowego turyzmu”, a w szczególności definiowania autobiografii jako obrazu subiektywności należącego do społeczności wirtualnej.
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117–126
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Publication order reference
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2353-8694
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bwmeta1.element.desklight-34ebeb85-7dd8-4ab2-a57c-b242e9bd3c2c
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