The empowerment paradox. A discourse on the self(ie) obsession

Whereas there have been quite a few terms on this blog that needed a short explanation before delving into a more in-depth discussion of a topic, the word selfie is most definitely not in need of a definition. This recently emerged, ubiquitous trend has taken the world by storm, raising a lot of debate around the subject and dividing not just the academia, but the general population into two polarized camps: those who celebrate this sensation as a means of empowerment and self-expression, and those who criticize it because its practice leads to narcissism and self-centeredness. (Richard Kedzior and Douglas E. […]