For copies of paywalled papers, email crystalabidin[at]gmail[dot]com.

*

BOOKS

[5] Abidin, Crystal. (contracted). Buymylife.com: Vernacular commerce, creation, and culture in Singapore blogshops. NIAS Press.

[4] Abidin, Crystal. (contracted). Please Subscribe! Influencers, Social Media, and the Commodification of Everyday Life. MIT Press.

[3] Leaver, Tama, Tim Highfield, and Crystal Abidin. (forthcoming, August 2019). Instagram: Visual Social Media Cultures. Polity Press. <Link>

[2] Abidin, Crystal, and Megan Lindsay Brown (eds). 2019. Microcelebrity Around the Globe: Approaches to cultures of internet fame. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing. <Link | OA Intro>

[1] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing. <Link>

*

EDITED JOURNAL ISSUES

[6] Abidin, Crystal, and Joel Gn. (Co-editor). 2018. Histories and Cultures of Emoji Vernacular. First Monday 23(9). <Open Access>

[5] Warfield, Katie, Maria-Carolina Cambre, and Crystal Abidin. (Co-editor). 2016. Me-diated Inter-faces. Social Media + Society 2(2). <Open Access>

[4] Abidin, Crystal. (Panel chair). 2015. Fame and Microcelebrity on the Web. Selected Papers of Internet Research 16: The 16th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. <Open Access>

[3] Abidin, Crystal. (Editor). 2013. Special Edition: Humanising Collaboration. Limina 18(2). <Open Access>

[2] Abidin, Crystal, et al. (Editorial Collective). 2013. Exclusivity: Boundaries of Difference. Limina 19(1). <Open Access>

[1] Abidin, Crystal, et al. (Editorial Collective). 2012. Volume 18.1.  Limina 18(1). <Open Access>

*

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

[16] Abidin, Crystal, and Joel Gn. 2018. “Special Issue on Emoji Epistemology: Between Art and Application.” First Monday 23(9). DOI: 10.5210/fm.v23i9.9410 <Open Access>

[15] Ask, Kristine, and Crystal Abidin. 2018. “My life is a mess: Self-deprecating relatability and collective identities in the memification of student issues.” Information, Communication and Society 21(6): 834-850. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2018.1437204 <Paywalled | PDF>

[14] Abidin, Crystal, and Joel Gwynne. 2017. “Entrepreneurial Selves, Feminine Corporeality, and Lifestyle Blogging in Singapore.” Asian Journal of Social Science 45(4-5): 385-408. DOI: 10.1163/15685314-04504002 <Paywalled | PDF>

[13] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “#familygoals: Family Influencers, Calibrated Amateurism, and Justifying Young Digital Labour.” Social Media + Society 3(2): 1-15. DOI: 10.1177/2056305117707191 <Open Access>

[12] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Happy #monthsary babe!: Vernacular readings and practices of monthsaries among young couplings on social media.” Networking Knowledge 9(6): 56-73. <Open Access | Video abstract>

[11] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Visibility labour: Engaging with Influencers’ fashion brands and #OOTD advertorial campaigns on Instagram.” Media International Australia 161(1): 86-100. DOI: 10.1177/1329878X16665177 <PaywalledPDF>

[10] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Aren’t these just young, rich women doing vain things online?: Influencer selfies as subversive frivolity.” Social Media + Society 2(2): 1-17. DOI: 10.1177/2056305116641342 <Open Access>

[9] Warfield, Katie, Carolina Cambre, and Crystal Abidin. 2016. “Introduction to the Social Media + Society Special Issue on Selfies: Me-diated Inter-faces.” Social Media + Society 2(2): 1-5. DOI: 10.1177/2056305116641344 <Open Access>

[8] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Agentic cute (^.^): Pastiching East Asian cute in Influencer commerce.” East Asian Journal of Popular Culture 2(1): 33-47. DOI: 10.1386/eapc.2.1.33_1 <PaywalledPDF>

[7] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Communicative ❤ Intimacies: Influencers and Perceived Interconnectedness.” Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, & Technology 8. DOI: 10.7264/N3MW2FFG <Open Access>

[6] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Micromicrocelebrity: Branding babies on the Internet.” M/C Journal 18(5). <Open Access>

[5] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “‘I also Melayu ok’ – Malay-Chinese women negotiating the ambivalence of biraciality for agentic autonomy.” M/C Journal 17(5). <Open Access>

[4] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Cyber-BFFs: Assessing women’s ‘perceived interconnectedness’ in Singapore’s commercial lifestyle blog industry.” Global Media Journal Australian Edition 7(1). <Open Access>

[3] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “‘Cya IRL’: Researching digital communities online and offline.” Limina 18(2). <Open Access>

[2] Pande, Rukmini, and Crystal Abidin. 2013. “Special Edition (2013): ‘Humanising Collaboration’.” Limina 18(2). <Open Acccess>

[1] Abidin, Crystal, and Eric C. Thompson. 2012. “Buymylife.com: Cyberfemininities and Commercial Intimacy in Blogshops.” Women’s Studies International Forum 35(6): 467-477. DOI: 10.1016/j.wsif.2012.10.005 <PaywalledPDF>

*

PEER-REVIEWED BOOK CHAPTERS

[16] Abidin, Crystal. (accepted). “Growing up and growing old on the internet: Influencer life courses and the internet as home.” Pp. tbd in title tbd, edited by Annette Markham and Katrin Tiidenberg.

[15] Abidin, Crystal. (accepted). “Frenemies and cashtags: Follower dynamics and semiotic value on Influencers’ social media.” Pp. tbd in title tbd, edited by Christine Agius and Dean Keep.

[14] Kanai, Akane, Crystal Abidin, and Matthew Hart. (forthcoming, 2019). “Practices, Privacy, and Privileges: Conducting Research on Tumblr.” Pp. tbd in A Tumblr Book: Platform and Cultures, edited by Allison McCracken, Alexander Cho, Louisa Stein, Indira Neill. Iowa: The University of Iowa Press. <Chapter | Book>

[13] Abidin, Crystal. (forthcoming, 2019). “Victim, Rival, Bully: Influencers’ narrative cultures around cyber-bullying.” Pp. tbd in Narratives in Research and Interventions on Cyberbullying among Young People, edited by Lelia Green and Heidi Vandebosch. Springer. <Chapter | Book>

[12] Limkangvanmongkol, Vimviriya, and Crystal Abidin. 2019. “Net idols and beauty bloggers’ negotiations of race, commerce, and cultural customs: Emergent microcelebrity genres in Thailand.” Pp. 95-106 in Microcelebrity Around the Globe: Approaches to cultures of internet fame, edited by Crystal Abidin and Megan Lindsay Brown. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing. <Chapter | Book>

[11] Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “Origin stories: An ethnographic account of researching microcelebrity.” Pp. 71-81 in Microcelebrity Around the Globe: Approaches to cultures of internet fame, edited by Crystal Abidin and Megan Lindsay Brown. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing. <Chapter | Book>

[10] Şimşek, Burcu, Crystal Abidin, and Megan Lindsay Brown. 2019. “Musical.ly and microcelebrity among girls.” Pp. 47-56 in Microcelebrity Around the Globe: Approaches to cultures of internet fame, edited by Crystal Abidin and Megan Lindsay Brown. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing. <Chapter | Book>

[9] Abidin, Crystal, and Megan Lindsay Brown. 2019. “Introduction.” Pp. 1-18 in Microcelebrity Around the Globe: Approaches to cultures of internet fame, edited by Crystal Abidin and Megan Lindsay Brown. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing. <Chapter | Book>

[8] Abidin, Crystal, and Rob Cover. 2019. “Gay, famous and Working Hard on YouTube: Influencers, queer microcelebrity publics, and discursive activism.” Pp. 217-231 in Youth, Sexuality and Sexual Citizenship, edited by Peter Aggleton, Rob Cover, Deana Leahy, Daniel Marshall, and Mary Lou Rasmussen. London and New York: Routledge. <Chapter | Book>

[7] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Young people and digital grief etiquette.” Pp. tbd in A Networked Self: Birth, Life, Death, edited by Zizi Papacharissi. London and New York: Routledge. <Chapter | Book>

[6] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “‘Just Asian’? Inscribing East Asian mixed race in Australia.” Pp. 84-100 in Mixed Race Identities in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, edited by Farida Fozdar and Kirsten McGavin. London: Routledge. <Chapter | Book>

[5] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Vote for my selfie: Politician selfies as charismatic engagement.” Pp. 75-87 in Selfie Citizenship, edited by Adi Kuntsman. London: Palgrave Pivot. <Chapter | Book >

[4] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Sex Bait: Sex talk on commercial blogs as informal sexuality education.” Pp. 493-508 in Palgrave Handbook of Sexuality Education, edited by Louisa Allen and Mary Lou Rasmussen. London: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-40033-8_24 <LinkChapter | Book>

[3] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Influencer Extravaganza: A decade of commercial ‘lifestyle’ microcelebrities in Singapore.” Pp. 158-168 in Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography, edited by Larissa Hjorth, Heather Horst, Genevieve Bell, and Anne Galloway. London: Routledge. <Chapter | Book>

[2] Abidin, Crystal, and Mart Ots. 2016. “Influencers Tell All? Unravelling Authenticity and Credibility in a Brand Scandal.” Pp. 153-161 in Blurring the Lines: Market-driven and Democracy-driven Freedom of Expression, edited by Maria Edström, Andrew T Kenyon, and Eva-Maria Svensson. Göteborg: Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research. <Chapter | Open Access book | Purchase book>

[1] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “#In$tagLam: Instagram as a repository of taste, a brimming marketplace, a war of eyeballs.” Pp. 119-128 in Mobile Media Making in the Age of Smartphones, edited by Marsha Berry and Max Schleser. New York: Palgrave Pivot.  <ChapterBook>

*

SELECTED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

[11] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Towards a theory of cross-media networked microcelebrity: Of bedrooms, blogsites, broadcasts, and boardrooms.Selected Papers of Internet Research 18: The 18th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. 

[10] Ask, Kristine, and Crystal Abidin. 2017. “My life is a mess: Self-deprecating relatability and the memefication of student publics.”Selected Papers of Internet Research 18: The 18th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. 

[9] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Gross is the new like: Allure, visceral camp, and carnivalesque commerce in grotesque microcelebrity.” Selected Papers of Internet Research 17: The 17th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. 

[8] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Sorry not sorry: Influencers, shamelebrity, and para-apologetic transgressions.” Selected Papers of Internet Research 17: The 17th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. <Open Access>

[7] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Grief hype-jacking: Global events, publicity grieving, and visibility practices.” Selected Papers of Internet Research 17: The 17th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. 

[6] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Queer Influencers: Personal illustrations amidst repressive sexuality education.” Selected Papers of Internet Research 17: The 17th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. <Open Access>

[5] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Internet (in)famous: The mystification and folklore of microcelebrification.” Selected Papers of Internet Research 16: The 16th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. <Open Access>

[4] Ots, Mart, and Crystal Abidin. 2015. “Commercialism, audience intimacy and brand credibility in fashion blogging.” Communicative democracy: Protecting, promoting and developing free speech in the digital era. <PDF | Conference>

[3] Abidin, Crystal, and Mart Ots. 2015. “The Influencer’s dilemma: The shaping of new brand professions between credibility and commerce.” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Aug 2015. <PDF | Conference>

[2] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “Privacy for Profit: Commodifying Privacy in Lifestyle Blogging.” Selected Papers of Internet Research 15: The 15th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. <Open Access>

[1] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “#lifeisgood: Understanding Social Currency in the Female Commercial Blog Industry in Singapore.” ISA eSymposium for Sociology 2013, isa.e-Forum. Dec 2013. <PDF>

*

BOOK REVIEWS

[6] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Milner, Ryan M. The World Made Meme: Public Conversations and Participatory Media.” Asiascape: Digital Asia 5(3): 255-257. DOI: 10.1163/22142312-12340097 <Paywalled | PDF>

[5] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Book Review: Marcel Danesi, The Semiotics of Emoji: The Rise of Visual Language in the Age of the Internet.” Discourse and Communication 12(4): 450-453. DOI: 10.1177/1750481318773208b <Paywalled | PDF>

[4] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Jill Walker Rettberg, Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves.” Mobile Media & Communication 4(2): 290-292. DOI: 10.1177/2050157916633942b <PaywalledPDF>

[3] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Chris Hudson (2013) Beyond the Singapore Girl: Discourses of Gender and Nation in Singapore.” Asian Journal of Social Science 43(5): 649-663.  DOI: 10.1163/15685314-04305008 <PaywalledPDF>

[2] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Ethnography and virtual worlds: a handbook of method, by Tom Boellstorff, Bonnie Nardi, Celia Pearce and T.L. Taylor.” Anthropological Forum: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Comparative Sociology 25(3): 306-308. DOI: 10.1080/00664677.2014.943138 <PaywalledPDF>

[1] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Book Review: Romit Dasgupta, Re-reading the Salaryman in Japan: Crafting Masculinities.” Limina 19(1). <Open Access>

*

OTHER SCHOLARLY WRITING

[4] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Please subscribe! Influencers, social media, and the commodification of everyday life.” PhD Thesis (Anthropology & Sociology, Communication & Media Studies). <Abstract>

[3] Abidin, Crystal, and Rukmini Pande. 2013. “Exclusivity: Research in Practice – Interview with Professor Gilbert Herdt.” Limina 19(1). <Open Access>

[2] Abidin, Crystal, and Rukmini Pande. 2012. “History in Practice Interview – Prof. Susan Broomhall.” Limina 18(1). <Open Access>

[1] Abidin, Crystal. 2011. “Buymylife.com: Cyber-femininities, Homo-social Desire & Power.” Honours Thesis (Sociology & Gender Studies).

*

POPULAR MEDIA

[44] Abidin, Crystal. (forthcoming, 2018). “From populist factoids to ethnographic minutiae: Ethnography in the Influencer industry.”

[43] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “What you need to know about the rapidly changing world of internet celebrity.” Huffington Post, 25 September 2018. <Article>

[42] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Shadow Economies Of The Influencer Industry.” Minute Hack, 19 September 2018. <Article>

[41] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “What is an internet celebrity any way?” Cyborgology, 13 September 2018. <Link>

[40] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “5 Misconceptions about internet celebrities by Crystal Abidin.” Female First, 31 July 2018. <Article>

[39] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “What Student Problem Memes Tell Us About Student Life Today.” Cyborgology, 21 May 2018. <Link>

[38] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Layers of Identity.” Real Life, 16 April 2018. <Link | Introduction>

[37] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Politica e Poetica a Singapore (Politics and Poetics in Singapore).” Paronama, 3 March 2018. <Link | Intro>

[36] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Elderly Influencers in East Asia.” Cyborgology, 7 February 2018. <Link>

[35] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Somewhere Between Here and There: Goldilocking Between Fieldwork and Academia.” anthro{dendum}, 29 January 2018. <Link>

[34] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Private Messages from the Field.” anthro{dendum}, 19 January 2018. <Link>

[33] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Public Shaming, Peer Surveillance, and the Profitability of Internet Drama.” Mynah Magazine #2, pp. 62-75, January 2018. <Excerpt | Buy | Read>

[32] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Not just another Gangnam Style: Framing politics and internet celebrity in East Asia.” Anthropology News, American Anthropological Association, 24 October 2017. <Link>

[31] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Instagram, Finstagram, and Calibrated Amateurism.” Cyborgology, 18 September 2017. <Link>

[30] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Recent developments in the global Influencer industry.” Cyborgology, 19 July 2017. <Link>

[29] Leaver, Tama, and Crystal Abidin. 2017. “When exploiting kids for cash goes wrong on YouTube: the lessons of DaddyOFive.” The Conversation, 2 May 2017. <Link | German trans.>

[28] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “YouTuber Influencers vs. Legacy Media: PewDiePie, Weaponized microcelebrity, and Cross-media politics.” Cyborgology, 22 February 2017. <Link>

[27] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Micro-microcelebrity: famous babies and business on the internet.” Parenting for a Digital Future, LSE Blogs, 20 January 2017. <Link>

[26] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Code-switching and linguistic acrobatics on the internet.” Cyborgology, 13 January 2017. <Link>

[25] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Every Place at Once.” Real Life, 17 November 2016. <Link | Re-feature>

[24] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “From Subversive Frivolity to Normativity: A lineage of Trump memes.” Cyborgology, 15 November 2016. <Link>

[23] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Eyewitness virality, Racism, and Journalistic responsibility.” Cyborgology, 2 November 2016. <Link>

[22] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Young People and Grief in Digital Spaces.” Edgeryders, 11 October 2016. <Link>

[21] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen and the Lifecycle of Internet Virality.” Cyborgology, 29 September 2016. <Link>

[20] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Grief hype-jacking and Saturation fatigue.” Cyborgology, 12 September 2016. <Link>

[19] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Gross is the new like? Grotesque microcelebrity and carnivalesque commerce.” Cyborgology, 24 August 2016. <Link>

[18] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Anonymous and trolling in context: An interview with Gabriella Coleman.” PopAnth, 13 April 2016. <Link>

[17] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “It’s a blog eat blog world.” Asian Creative Transformations, 6 February 2015. <Link>

[16] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Biracials speak out! The inside world of everyday chameleons.” PopAnth, 3 February 2015. <Link>

[15] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “The rise of the selfie and the monetization of social media.” The List, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio National (RN), 12 November 2014. <Link>

[14] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “Microcelebrity Social Media Selfies.” Selfie Researchers, 28 September 2014. <Link>

[13] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “A day in the life of a Selfies Researcher.” Selfie Researchers, 27 September 2014. <Link>

[12] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “Off Stage/On Stage.” The Q: Quarterly Newsletter of the Australian Anthropological Society, March 2014. <Link>

[11] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “#hashtagmylife.” PopAnth, 27 February 2014. <Link>

[10] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Celebrity blogshop models – Performing cyber-femininity.” socphd, 30 December 2013. <Link>

[9] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Cyber-femininities.” Murdoch University Postgraduate Student Association (MUPSA), 28 August 2013. <Link>

[8] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “A day in the life of a postgrad.” Postscript, Spring 2013. <Link>

[7] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Cyber-femininities.” socphd, 27 August 2013. <Link>

[6] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Blog bank for the buck.” Gushcloud, 18 April 2013. <Link>

[5] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Wanna up your game in the blogosphere?” Gushcloud, 15 April 2013. <Link>

[4] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Why are some blogshops more successful than others?” socphd, 11 April 2013. <Link>

[3] Abidin, Crystal. 2012. “How do you make the most of your supervisor?” Postscript, Spring 2012. <Link>

[2] Abidin, Crystal. 2011. “When mummy is buddy too.” The New Paper, 30 January 2011.

[1] Abidin, Crystal. 2011. “New’s kid on the blog.” The New Paper, 9 January 2011. <Link>

*

This page was last updated on 26 September 2018.

3 thoughts on “Academic Publications

Beep here.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s