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The Social Photo : On Photography and Social Media - Nathan Jurgenson

The Social Photo

On Photography and Social Media

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2019
ISBN: 9781788730914
Number Of Pages: 144

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With the rise of the smart phone and social media, cameras have become ubiquitous, infiltrating nearly every aspect of social life. The glowing camera screen is the lens by which many of us apprehend and communicate our experience. But our thinking about photography has been slow to catch up; this major fixture of everyday life is still often treated in the terms of art or journalism.

In The Social Photo, social theorist Nathan Jurgenson develops bold new ways of understanding the transformations wrought by these image-making and sharing technologies and the cultural objects they have ushered in: the selfie, the faux-vintage photo, the self-destructing image, the food photo. Jurgenson shows how these devices and platforms have remade the world and our understanding of ourselves within it.

About the Author

Nathan Jurgenson is a social media theorist. He is co-founder and Co-Chair of the annual Theorizing the Web conference, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Real Life magazine, Editor Emeritus at New Inquiry, and a sociologist at Snap Inc. His work, which appears in academic journals and popular outlets, centres on a critique of 'digital dualism', a phrase he coined to describe the false belief that the internet is a separate virtual sphere or cyberspace. Instead, Nathan approaches digitality as embodied, material, and real.

ISBN: 9781788730914
ISBN-10: 1788730917
Audience: BAG
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st July 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.7  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.34

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