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Intimate Economies: PostSecret and the Affect of Confession

Intimate Economies: PostSecret and the Affect of Confession This article argues that the scale and success of the <i>PostSecret</i> project evidences the continuing influence of confession in contemporary autobiography. It analyzes the importance of materiality as a signifier of authenticity in a participatory media project that functions as an intimate public by coaxing life writing texts and detaching them from their authorial subjects. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Intimate Economies: PostSecret and the Affect of Confession

Biography , Volume 34 (1) – Aug 5, 2011

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © Biographical Research Center
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0162-4962
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1529-1456

Abstract

This article argues that the scale and success of the <i>PostSecret</i> project evidences the continuing influence of confession in contemporary autobiography. It analyzes the importance of materiality as a signifier of authenticity in a participatory media project that functions as an intimate public by coaxing life writing texts and detaching them from their authorial subjects.

Journal

BiographyUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 5, 2011

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