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: Sexuality
Gender, Activism and Internet Culture
In a way this blog entry will move toward a field we haven’t really touched upon yet: activism, and a social media that haven’t been mentioned much in the class: twitter. If you are not familiar with twitter here is … Continue reading
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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
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Sexuality and Internet Culture
Here you can find the prezi from today.
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