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Introduction: Open Call

Issue 9 of Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology brings together an array of nuanced and intersectional discussions around current topics of significance to research on gender, technology and new media. The articles in this issue offer critical explorations of topics ranging from digitizing knowledge the construction of femmescapes through blogging the … Continue reading Introduction: Open Call

Critical Blogging: Constructing Femmescapes Online

By Andi Schwartz Abstract: By looking at two queer femme blogs, this paper argues that online spaces can be used as sites of political resistance and arenas for developing queer identities and communities. This paper frames blogging as political activity by using prefigurative politics and the concepts “queerscapes” and “virtual boundary publics.” Introduction A lot … Continue reading Critical Blogging: Constructing Femmescapes Online

Communicative ❤ Intimacies: Influencers and Perceived Interconnectedness

Around the world, many young people have taken to social media to monetise their personal lives as “influencers.” Although international news reports have variously described these commercial social media users as “bloggers,” “YouTubers,” and “Instagrammers,” I conceptualise these high-profile Internet microcelebrities (Senft 2008) as influencers regardless of their digital platform. Influencers are everyday, ordinary Internet … Continue reading Communicative ❤ Intimacies: Influencers and Perceived Interconnectedness

Digi-Blogging Gender Violence: Intersecting Ethnicity, Race, Migration and Globalization in South Asian Community Blogs Against IPV

Introduction Many of us, as new media researchers and feminists, have struggled with understanding the contexts that frame discourses about women of color and the place of gender studies within global digital cultures and transnational communities. Digital spaces of socialization have been anything but gender-neutral places of dialog exchange (Gregg, 2006; Wilson, 2005). Recent research … Continue reading Digi-Blogging Gender Violence: Intersecting Ethnicity, Race, Migration and Globalization in South Asian Community Blogs Against IPV