Cyberfeminism Two Point Oh

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Radhika Gajjala, Yeon Ju Oh
Peter Lang Pub., 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 314 pages
More than a decade after feminists burst forth onto the Internet demanding material access and social intervention, this collection sets out to explore what it means to be a cyberfeminist today. The contributors examine a wide range of topics, from Health 2.0, the blogosphere, and video games, to female artists and diasporic youth, in order to re-envision how feminists can intervene in the mutual shaping of online and offline relationships. These authors contend that women's bodies and actions online are influenced by the politics of offline spaces, which buttress power hierarchies at both material and symbolic levels. They do not, however, simply make pessimistic assessments of online spaces as an extension of the existing power relations. Rather, Cyberfeminism 2.0 attends to contested aspects of new digital technologies that simultaneously enable political retreat and feminist resistance.

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About the author (2012)

Radhika Gajjala is Professor of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University. She is author of Cyberselves: Feminist Ethnographies of South Asian Women (2004) and Weavings of the Real and Virtual: Cyberculture and the Subaltern (forthcoming). She is co-editor of South Asian Technospaces (2008), Webbing Cyberfeminist Practice (2008), and Global Media Culture and Identity (2011).
Yeon Ju Oh is a PhD candidate in the School of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University. Her research interests encompass women in technology, the relationship between gender and new media technologies, gender/racial/ethnic identities in online space, and feminist knowledge production.

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