I Love My Selfie

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Product Details

Price
$23.95
Publisher
Duke University Press
Publish Date
Pages
152
Dimensions
6.6 X 0.4 X 8.5 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780822363491

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About the Author

Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. A Guggenheim Fellow, he is the author, editor, and translator of numerous books, including Reclaiming Travel, also published by Duke University Press. Adรกl Maldonado is a visual, performance, installation, and video artist; playwright; cofounder of the first all-artist political party in Puerto Rico; the recipient of a Pollock-Krassner Fellowship; and the author of several books, including Out of Focus Nuyoricans.

Reviews

"Rather than seeing selfies as a symptom of modern decay and pathology, Stavans encourages us to see the explosion of selfies as a kind of collective art project, in which everyone's individualism squeezes into the frame next to everybody else's individualism."--Noah Berlatsky"Quartz" (02/22/2017)
"Stavans' key intuition that selfies might be understood in dialogue with self-portraiture is significant, as putting pressure on the definitions of selfies and self-portraiture--whether in the present moment or across the history of photography--can yield rich insights."--Nicole Erin Morse"boundary 2" (02/18/2018)
"A book of absolute contemporary relevance, I Love My Selfie reminds us that nothing has ever been as hard as having a self, and that perhaps to better be true to it, one has to learn to conceal it, in a game of hide and seek that here gains a political dimension."--Carlos Fonseca"TLS" (06/09/2017)