Press for The Selfie Generation

3 Books to Help You Understand Millennials and Beyond

From the New York Times Book Review, February 14, 2018, by Jack Dickey: THE SELFIE GENERATION  How Our Self Images Are Changing Our Notions of Privacy, Sex, Consent, and Culture By Alicia Eler 294 pp. Skyhorse. $24.99.  The social internet has been gripped in recent ...
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Why selfies can be a force for social good

From BBC, January 15, 2018, by Devon Van Houten Maldonado: A new book suggests they empower the marginalised at a time when visibility equates political power. Is that true? Devon Van Houten Maldonado takes a look.  The word ‘selfie’ may bring to mind an adolescent ...
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Our Selfies, Ourselves

From WIRED, November 2017: ...
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Let Me Take a Selfie: Possibility, Performativity, and Politics in Alicia Eler’s “The Selfie Generation”

From the LA Review of Books, January 26, 2018, by Hollis Griffin: THERE’S A PASSAGE in Alicia Eler’s new book, The Selfie Generation: How Our Self Images are Changing Our Notions of Privacy, Sex, Consent, and Culture, in which she discusses sexting with someone as ...
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Chicago author stands up for selfies in new book

From WGN TV Chicago, January 18, 2018, by Marisso Musso: CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO Author and Chicago native Alicia Eler discusses the power of selfies for millennials in her new book "The Selfie Generation," which hit shelves in November 2017 ...
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What we learn from the curious case of the monkey selfie

From the Chicago Tribune, January 26, 2018, by Rick Kogan: Smile? David Slater published this photo of the monkey who became known as Naruto in “Wildlife Personalities.” (David Slater photo) We had been talking about the ever intriguing goings-on at the White House, the health ...
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After Hours with Rick Kogan Episode 200: Chicago Party Aunt, Dick Simpson & Alicia Eler

From WGN Radio 720 Chicago, February 12, 2018, by Rick Kogan: RIck hits episode 200 of After Hours! Rick celebrates episode 200 of After Hours by first talking to Dick Simpson about his new book “The Good Fight: Life Lessons from a Chicago Progressive,” where ...
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New York Post

The real reason men hate women taking selfies

From New York Post, November 11, 2017, by Jennifer Wright: "There’s a fairly common refrain in these pieces that selfie takers are “narcissistic,” despite the fact that a 2017 study from Brigham Young University indicated that’s not generally true. As Alicia Eler points out in ...
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Could the selfie smash the patriarchy?

From the Chicago Reader, January 10, 2018, by Alicia Swiz: If you're an Instagram user, you've probably noticed a hashtag called #2017bestnine circulating in your feed during the past few weeks. It's from the Top Nine app, first launched in 2015, on which users enter ...
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A selfie critique: Alicia Eler’s book ‘Selfie Generation’ considers self images

From Duluth News Tribune, January 4, 2018, by Christa Lawler: Self-portrait of author Alicia Eler, whose book "The Selfie Generation" was published in November. Photo submitted by Eler A celebrity posts a buzzed-about selfie. A cat finds a way to navigate a recording device, takes ...
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What Happens to Our Obsession With Selfies Inside a Place Like Jumbo’s Clown Room?

From LA Weekly, October 31, 2017 by Alicia Eler: The following is an excerpt from Alicia Eler's new book Selfie Generation: How Our Self-Images Are Changing Our Notions of Privacy, Sex, Consent and Culture, which comes out on Nov. 7 (Skyhorse Publishing, $24.99). In the book, ...
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The Conversation: Alicia Eler Celebrates the Selfie

From Newcity Newspaper, January 4, 2018, by Michael Workman: By Michael Workman Prolific Newcity alum and now art critic for the Star-Tribune in Minneapolis Alicia Eler, an ever-curious investigator into media’s cultural messages who is as thoughtful a commentator as Virginia Heffernan, has a new ...
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In Search of the Authentic Selfie

From Hyperallergic, November 9, 2017: Screenshot of Google Image search results for “selfie” Editor’s note: The following excerpt is the ninth chapter of The Selfie Generation: How Our Self-Images Are Changing Our Notions of Privacy, Sex, Consent, and Culture, Alicia Eler’s new book from Skyhorse Publishing building on ideas first ...
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How selfies reflect a new generation of artists

From the Star Tribune on November 4th, 2017 by Alicia Eler: Editor’s note: The following is excerpted from Star Tribune art critic Alicia Eler’s new book, “The Selfie Generation.” What exactly are selfies, and why are they everywhere? Whether you happen upon them on Instagram or Snapchat, ...
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FOF #2558 – How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Selfie

From Feast of Fun, December 12, 2017, by Marc Felion and Fausto Fernós: Writer Alicia Eler (center) joins Fausto Fernós and Marc Felion to take a look at selfies and the impact they have on our lives. Photo: Fausto Fernós. Some folks roll their eyes ...
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REVIEW: “The Selfie Generation”: Alicia Eler’s New Book Captures Our Digital Moment

From The Tangential, November 7, 2017 by Jay Gabler: Alicia Eler’s new book is called The Selfie Generation, but it could just as well be called The Selfie Moment. It captures the ambiguous promise of this particular point in history, when selfies are the coin ...
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The Best Readings & Talks in Seattle: Winter 2017/2018

From The Stranger, December 2017: THINGS TO DODEC 6, 2017 The Best Readings & Talks in Seattle: Winter 2017/2018 Picks from Seattle Art and Performance for December 6, 2017-March 18, 2018 by Rich Smith and Joule Zelman Jan 16 Alicia Eler Alicia Eler's The Selfie Generation, an argument/queer memoir, analyzes selfie-taking ...
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Speak for your selfie

From Minneapolis Journal, October 5, 2017, by Eric Best: Visual arts critic Alicia Eler turns her attention toward selfies in new book It turns out there’s a lot more to those quick photos of yourself you take on your phone. Or so says Alicia Eler ...
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Understanding the Selfie: An Interview with Alicia Eler

From Humble Arts Foundation, November 2017, by Roula Seikaly: Clinton with selfie-ing women. Photo by Barbara Kinney / Hillary for America. Tweeted by Victor Ng Alicia Eler knows a lot about selfies. Named a “selfie semiotician” in the November 2017 issue of Wired, Eler started writing about the ...
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Sex, Privacy and Culture: ‘The Selfie Generation’

From Northeastern Illinois University's The Independent, January 30, 2018, by Amaris Rodriguez: In recent years the world has been taken over by the selfie; a picture that someone takes of themselves. They are used on every social media platform and even have their own hashtag ...
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