Internet Culture and Gender
This is a course in Women's Studies at Åbo Akademi University. The teacher of the course, Ann-Charlotte Palmgren, will post course information in the blog and students of the course will post blog entries about different aspects of internet culture and gender.
The aim of the course is to discuss and analyze internet culture, social media and gender from a feminist perspective. Through case studies the course examines how gender, sexuality, femininity and masculinity are constructed online (in for example blogs, Facebook, Second Life, massively multiplayer online games such as World of Warcraft, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, hotornot.com, chat forums and online dating sites). Through these case studies, the course will reflect on how the construction of gender and sexuality is related to questions of normativity and power.
Last blog comments
- apalmgre on Feminists fight against insulting trolls
- apalmgre on TheCHIVE
- apalmgre on Diablo III,is this just a gender RPG?
- apalmgre on Heteronormativity: Where you don’t even notice it.
- apalmgre on Gender differences on facebook behaviour?
- apalmgre on The Gender Ads Project
- apalmgre on Leftover Chinese women in youtube video
- apalmgre on Gender-swapping for beginners
- apalmgre on Gender portrayal in Gaming: Break.com versus Collegehumor.com
- mshewell on Heteronormativity: Where you don’t even notice it.
Monthly Archives: April 2012
Chatroulette, sexuality and nexted
I recently found an interesting (not that recent but still topical) video about Chatroulette that could be connected to one of the themes in the course, sexuality and internet culture. The video got me thinking that Chatroulette in many ways … Continue reading
In this opportunity I’d like to write about something that really caught my attention while surfing in the 9gag website I was telling the other day. I ran into this post called “the videogame entertainment curve” and it attempts to … Continue reading
Sexuality and Internet Culture
Here you can find the prezi from today.
Online Fieldwork in LGBT Online Discussion Forum: an Experience
When I searched a discussion forum in internet for my online fieldwork I came across to the LGBT Indonesia website. It is an online discussion forum for LGBT community in Indonesia. This is interesting for me, since until now the … Continue reading
I’m writing this blog with a question, or something that keeps me thinking. So it’s personal, but apparently I want to share it with others anyway. And that is the thing, where I’m thinking about. This paradox. Why are people … Continue reading
preparation for the class 18.4.2012
Read Kendell, Lori (2000) “OH NO! I’M A NERD!”: Hegemonic Masculinity on an Online Forum. Gender & Society 14 (2). (pp. 256-274) and Thiel, Shayla Marie(2005) “IM me” Identity Construction and Gender negotiation in the World of Adolescent Girls and … Continue reading
prezi from 11.4.2012
Here is a link to the prezi on gender and performativity.
prezi from 28.3.2012
Here is a link to the prezi from last class about cyberfeminism and online ethnography.
We talked about online privacy and what is public in the web. Usually people think that everything is public in the web.