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What is the Self in the Celebrity Selfie?: Celebrification, Phatic Communication and Performativity

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What is the Self in the Celebrity Selfie? : Celebrification, Phatic Communication and Performativity. / Jerslev, Anne; Mortensen, Mette.

I: Celebrity Studies, Bind 7, Nr. 2, 2016, s. 249-263.

Publikation: Forskning - peer reviewTidsskriftartikel

Harvard

Jerslev, A & Mortensen, M 2016, 'What is the Self in the Celebrity Selfie?: Celebrification, Phatic Communication and Performativity' Celebrity Studies, bind 7, nr. 2, s. 249-263. DOI: 10.1080/19392397.2015.1095644

APA

Jerslev, A., & Mortensen, M. (2016). What is the Self in the Celebrity Selfie? Celebrification, Phatic Communication and Performativity. Celebrity Studies, 7(2), 249-263. DOI: 10.1080/19392397.2015.1095644

Vancouver

Jerslev A, Mortensen M. What is the Self in the Celebrity Selfie?: Celebrification, Phatic Communication and Performativity. Celebrity Studies. 2016;7(2):249-263. Tilgængelig fra, DOI: 10.1080/19392397.2015.1095644

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Jerslev, Anne ; Mortensen, Mette. / What is the Self in the Celebrity Selfie? : Celebrification, Phatic Communication and Performativity. I: Celebrity Studies. 2016 ; Bind 7, Nr. 2. s. 249-263

Bibtex

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