The Selfie Generation : Exploring Our Notions of Privacy, Sex, Consent, and Culture
Whether it's Kim Kardashian uploading picture after picture to Instagram or your roommate posting a mid-vacation shot to Facebook, selfies receive mixed reactions.
But are selfies more than, as many critics lament, a symptom of a self-absorbed generation?
Millennial Alicia Eler's The Selfie Generation is the first book to delve fully into this ubiquitous and much-maligned part of social media, including why people take them in the first place and the ways they can change how we see ourselves.
Eler argues that selfies are just one facet of how we can use digital media to create a personal brand in the modern age.
More than just a picture, they are an important part of how we live today.