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The ‘Selfie’ Phenomenon as a Basis for Self-identity Search. Preamble to a Philosophy of the Selfie Photography
The ‘Selfie’ Phenomenon as a Basis for Self-identity Search. Preamble to a Philosophy of the Selfie Photography

Author(s): Sylvia Borissova, Liliana Yakovleva
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Education, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Photography, Visual Arts, History of Philosophy, Philosophical Traditions, Aesthetics, Sociology, Contemporary Philosophy, Vocational Education, Sociology of the arts, business, education, Phenomenology, Sociology of Art, History of Art
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: selfie; photography; self-knowledge; identity; virtual space; self-expression

Summary/Abstract: The topicality of the problem is connected with the fact that nowadays photography has an important role in shaping the perception of ourselves. The state-of-the-arts analysis of the work related to the study of the ‘selfie’ phenomenon has shown the necessity for a deeper philosophical understanding of this issue. Thus, the article is meant by its authors as a pilot research to a larger and long-term humanitarian plunge in the philosophy of selfie photography, directly addressing the research fields of personality philosophy and psychology, visual anthropology, culture studies, self-presentation theory, behaviorist paradigm, semiotics of photography, and aesthetics of body. The study prospects shall provide an opportunity to develop and consider important discussions concerning contrasting philosophical aspects of selfie as social and culture phenomenon.

  • Issue Year: 29/2020
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 403-418
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English