A networked self and platforms, stories, connections / edited by Zizi Papacharissi.

by Papacharissi, Zizi [editor.]Looking glass.

Series: Networked self: Publisher: New York, New York : Routledge, 2018.Description: xv, 214 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781138722682.Subject(s): Digital mediaLooking glass | Interpersonal relationsLooking glass | Social networksLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

We tell stories about who we are. Through telling these stories, we connect with others and affirm our own sense of self. Spaces, be they online or offline; private or public; physical, augmented or virtual; or of a hybrid nature, present the performative realms upon which our stories unfold. This volume focuses on how digital platforms support, enhance, or confine the networked self. Contributors examine a range of issues relating to storytelling, platforms, and the self, including the live-reporting of events, the curation of information, emerging modalities of journalism, collaboratively formed memories, and the instant historification of the present.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of Figures (p. ix)
  • List of Contributors (p. x)
  • Acknowledgments (p. xvi)
  • 1 Introduction (p. 1)
  • 2 The Networked Self in the Age of Identity Fundamentalism (p. 12)
  • 3 News and the Networked Self: Performativity, Platforms, and Journalistic Epistemologies (p. 29)
  • 4 Publicness on Platforms: Tracing the Mutual Articulation of Platform Architectures and User Practices (p. 43)
  • 5 The Bot Proxy: Designing Automated Self Expression (p. 59)
  • 6 The Emotional Architecture of Social Media (p. 77)
  • 7 "The More I Look Like Justin Bieber in the Pictures, the Better": Queer Women's Self-Representation on Instagram (p. 94)
  • 8 Affective Mobile Spectres: Understanding the Lives of Mobile Media Images of the Dead (p. 111)
  • 9 Cleavage-Control: Stories of Algorithmic Culture and Power in the Case of the YouTube "Reply Girls" (p. 125)
  • 10 From Networked to Quantified Self: Self-Tracking and the Moral Economy of Data Sharing (p. 144)
  • 11 "Doing" Local: Place-Based Travel Apps and the Globally Networked Self (p. 160)
  • 12 The Networked Self and Defense of Privacy: Reading Surveillance Fiction in the Wake of the Snowden Revelations (p. 175)
  • 13 Mobile Media Stories and the Process of Designing Contested Landscapes (p. 188)
  • Index (p. 203)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Zizi Papacharissi is Professor and Head of the Communication Department and Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and University Scholar at the University of Illinois System. Her work focuses on the social and political consequences of online media. She has published nine books, including Affective Publics, A Private Sphere, A Networked Self: Identity, Community, and Culture on Social Network Sites (Routledge, 2010) and over 60 journal articles, book chapters and reviews. She is the founding and current editor of the open access journal Social Media and Society.

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