The Self(ie) in the Anthropocene

Specht, D. and Snyder, C. 2021. The Self(ie) in the Anthropocene. in: Imagining Apocalyptic Politics in the Anthropocene Routledge.

Chapter titleThe Self(ie) in the Anthropocene
AuthorsSpecht, D. and Snyder, C.
Abstract

Selfies provide proof of an event witnessed through combining a presentation of self along with the event (Koliska and Roberts, 2015). They also demonstrate interest and support of a movement (Halupka, 2014), but moreover the selfie reaffirms the existence of the protester as they wrestle with their own minimisation in the face of global climate break down (Nunes, 2017). The taker of the selfie is reaffirmed through their existence both as an embodied presence before the lens, and as a digital image distributed across social networks (Nunes, 2017). This chapter seeks to explore the role of the selfie in creating new political and social spaces, and in reaffirming the existence of the individual in the Anthropocene. The chapter asks whether such activities are really the death of the public-sphere and potentially self-defeating, or whether they are important place-making actions that challenge subjugation.

KeywordsSelfies
Anthropocene
Activism
Protest
Environment
Book titleImagining Apocalyptic Politics in the Anthropocene
Year2021
PublisherRoutledge

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