#nomakeupselfies: the Face of Hashtag Slacktivism

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620306
Title:
#nomakeupselfies: the Face of Hashtag Slacktivism
Authors:
Hampton, Claire
Abstract:
This article interrogates the significance of the selfie in the construction of contemporary female identity through a close analysis of the #nomakeupselfie meme. Drawing on the distinct but conversant theoretical frameworks of cyber-feminisms, post-feminisms and breast cancer culture, it involves both a theoretical investigation and a phenomenological reflection on the selfie trend in question. Mobilizing Foucault’s concept of governmentality, which he used to contextualise the link between technologies of domination and his later postulations on technologies of the self, the article explores the oppositional feminist viewpoints regarding empowerment and agency in online identity construction. It also constitutes an auto-ethnographic response to the phenomenon from my nuanced position as a young, female, selfie-taking, feminist, academic, breast cancer survivor. The analysis of the #nomakeupselfie meme focuses on three central issues: the problematic relationship between breast cancer and beauty; the trivialization, infantilisation and sexualisation of the disease inherent in contemporary breast cancer culture and the self-commodification of the female body as part of a consumer activist transaction.
Citation:
HAMPTON, Claire. #nomakeupselfies: the Face of Hashtag Slacktivism. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 6, dec. 2015
Publisher:
Media Communications & Cultural Studies Association
Journal:
Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network
Issue Date:
7-Dec-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620306
Additional Links:
http://ojs.meccsa.org.uk/index.php/netknow/article/view/406
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1755-9944
Appears in Collections:
FOA

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dc.contributor.authorHampton, Claireen
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-09T15:07:00Z-
dc.date.available2016-12-09T15:07:00Z-
dc.date.issued2015-12-07-
dc.identifier.citationHAMPTON, Claire. #nomakeupselfies: the Face of Hashtag Slacktivism. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 6, dec. 2015en
dc.identifier.issn1755-9944-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620306-
dc.description.abstractThis article interrogates the significance of the selfie in the construction of contemporary female identity through a close analysis of the #nomakeupselfie meme. Drawing on the distinct but conversant theoretical frameworks of cyber-feminisms, post-feminisms and breast cancer culture, it involves both a theoretical investigation and a phenomenological reflection on the selfie trend in question. Mobilizing Foucault’s concept of governmentality, which he used to contextualise the link between technologies of domination and his later postulations on technologies of the self, the article explores the oppositional feminist viewpoints regarding empowerment and agency in online identity construction. It also constitutes an auto-ethnographic response to the phenomenon from my nuanced position as a young, female, selfie-taking, feminist, academic, breast cancer survivor. The analysis of the #nomakeupselfie meme focuses on three central issues: the problematic relationship between breast cancer and beauty; the trivialization, infantilisation and sexualisation of the disease inherent in contemporary breast cancer culture and the self-commodification of the female body as part of a consumer activist transaction.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMedia Communications & Cultural Studies Associationen
dc.relation.urlhttp://ojs.meccsa.org.uk/index.php/netknow/article/view/406en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subject#nomakeupselfieen
dc.subjectgenderen
dc.subjectBreast Canceren
dc.subjectpost-feminismsen
dc.subjecttechnologies of the selfen
dc.subjectgovernmentalityen
dc.subjectcommodificationen
dc.subjectconsumer activismen
dc.subjectpink ribbon cultureen
dc.title#nomakeupselfies: the Face of Hashtag Slacktivismen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNetworking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Networken
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