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.
Author Archives: Sarah Breyette
The Gender Ads Project
Unrelated to the topics that have been discussed previously on this blog, I would now like to discuss an initiative that begin in 2002. This initiative, the Gender Ads Project, is an online project that “gives educators and students resources for … Continue reading
Gender portrayal in Gaming: Break.com versus Collegehumor.com
Note: For the purpose of clarity, I am presenting the links to the videos discussed in this post here. XBox Girls Get Revenge — http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6258778/xbox-girls-get-revenge Geek and Gamer Girls — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eJmYKN_1QE After viewing and analyzing the video Geek and Gamer … Continue reading
Cyberfeminism Blogs: Education and Empowerment
What is the role of a feminist blog? Do these blogs exists to simply educate followers or can they also be used to create social change? One of the more popular blogs that comes to mind is Lipstick Feminists on … Continue reading