Feminist Activism and Digital Networks: Between Empowerment and Vulnerability

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Fotopoulou, Aristea (2017) Feminist Activism and Digital Networks: Between Empowerment and Vulnerability Palgrave Studies in Communication for Social Change . Palgrave Macmillan UK, London, UK. ISBN 9781137504708

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Abstract

This book sheds new light on the way that, in the last decade, digital technologies have become inextricably linked to culture, economy and politics and how they have transformed feminist and queer activism. This exciting text critically analyses the contradictions, tensions and often-paradoxical aspects that characterize such politics, both in relation to identity and to activist practice. Aristea Fotopoulou examines how activists make claims about rights online, and how they negotiate access, connectivity, openness and visibility in digital networks. Through a triple focus on embodied media practices, labour and imaginaries, and across the themes of bodily autonomy, pornography, reproduction, and queer social life, she advocates a move away from understandings of digital media technologies as intrinsically exploitative or empowering. By reinstating the media as constant material agents in the process of politicization, Fotopoulou creates a powerful text that appeals to students and scholars of digital media, gender and sexuality, and readers interested in the role of media technologies in activism.

Item Type: Authored book
Subjects: P000 Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies > P320 Sociology of Media
P000 Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
L000 Social Sciences > L200 Politics > L216 Feminism
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L320 Gender studies
G000 Computing and Mathematical Sciences > G400 Computing > G420 Networks and Communications
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 03:02
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 09:08
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/16618

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