Welcome to Week Five

This week we examine the production, representation and circulation of “subaltern” images online in the context of what we are calling as the “selfie genre”. My co-authors Anca Birzescu, Dinah Tetteh and I have been working on the idea of “Selfie” as a contemporary genre of self representation that is becoming a tool for marketing  even in the sphere of ICT4D (Information Communication Technologies for Development). We have published work that connects with the idea of the “staged subaltern”.

Once you’ve glanced at some of our suggested readings in the module at:


We’d love to see some discussion here in the comments section of this blog post.



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