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Be YourSELFIE: The Meanings of Gay Bodies on Instagram

Alves de Assis, Henrique (2017) Be YourSELFIE: The Meanings of Gay Bodies on Instagram. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Alves de Assis, Henrique
Abstract:

This Major Research Proposal (MRP) observes common characteristics among selfies taken by gay men on Instagram, seeking to understand the meanings inherent in these images; to investigate their relation to precursory media, such as analogue photography; and their historical precedentes in self-portraiture. Through the lens of the queer theory and in addition to images and interviews with famous gay Instagrammers, this article also analyses Instagram’s popular gay hashtags, as well as compares selfies with the works of gay artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe, Tom of Finland and Pierre et Gilles.

Date: April 2017
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 13:18
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 13:18
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1769

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