Main : cyberculture, feminism, non-fiction, technology
215 x 137 mm
Renate Klein, Susan Hawthorne (eds.)
An international anthology of writings on cyberculture and feminist interventions. A diverse and at times fractious discussion of issues raised by these new forms of cultural expression. The contributors engage with a range of questions including: What is cyberfeminism? How does feminism influence multimedia production? What are the possibilities for feminist activism and research on the internet? How are colonisation, cybersex and virtuality to be theorised? How do these technologies affect our theories about bodies and minds? And what are the implications for creative artists?
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If you're a cyberworm or otherwise - then this anthology is a thought-provoking read.Natasha Mitchell, The Science Show, ABC Radio National
I’d recommend the book for anyone currently studying either a technology- or media-related course, or interested in these issues.Jim Richards, Insights
The great strength of CyberFeminism is the desire to actualize strong critiques of the digital assumptions and promises of the era.Tara Brabazon, Australian Popular Culture and Media Studies
Table of Contents
CyberFeminism: Introduction Susan Hawthorne and Renate Klein
1 Home and the World: The Internet as a Personal and Political Tool Bandana Pattanaik
2 WomenClick: Feminism and the Internet Scarlet Pollock and Jo Sutton
3 Online Teaching: No Fear of Flying in Cyberspace Laurel Guymer
4 Email Forums and Women’s Studies: The Example of WMST-L Joan Korenman
5 Everyday Use: Women, Work and Online Play Alesia Montgomery
6 Connectivity: Cultural Practice of the Powerful or Subversion from the Margins? Susan Hawthorne
7 Information for People or Profits? Beth Stafford
8 The Internet and the Global Prostitution Industry Donna Hughes
10 Cyborgs, Virtual Bodies and Organic Bodies: Theoretical Feminist Responses Susan Hawthorne
11 Feminist Poetics and Cybercolonisation Josie Arnold
12 Why Virtual Reality? Miriam English
13 The Nickelodeon Days of Cyberspace Kathy Mueller
14 Cyberfiction: A Fictional Journey into Cyberspace (or How I became a Cyberfeminist) Beryl Fletcher
15 Making a Multimedia Title Virginia Westwood and Heather Kaufmann
16 Fiction and Interactive Multimedia Carmel Bird
17 A Meme of Great Power or What the God Vishnu has to do with the Internet Suniti Namjoshi
18 Other Locations: A Hypertext Fable and Some Explanation Suniti Namjoshi
19 Unstopped Mouths and Infinite Appetites: Developing a Hypertext of Lesbian Culture Susan Hawthorne
Notes on Contributors
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