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.
Category Archives: online ethnography
Inspired by the online fieldwork assignment i have decided to take a look at another site called TheCHIVE. The site has a tagline “probably the best site in the world” I am not going to discuss wheter or not this … Continue reading
An exemple of dating site : Geekmemore, or how to make business thanks to gendered behaviours.
I’m following the example and ‘ll talk about my online fieldwork because I think it’s a pity to not share what we’ve done. Besides, I did my work on a dating site, which overlap with the last class we had. … Continue reading
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
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
prezi from 28.3.2012
Here is a link to the prezi from last class about cyberfeminism and online ethnography.