Digital Networks, Digital Pub(L)Ics (2): Gender, Sex, Embodiment

Mari Lehto, Kaisu Hynnä, Ben Light, Matilda Tudor, Elija Cassidy

Abstract


The Digital Networks, Digital Pub(l)ics panels (two in total) develop a critical conversation around the themes of intimacy, sexuality and embodiment and explore the ways in which these concepts are experienced, invoked and interrogated by different groups, communities and individuals in digital contexts. Speaking to the theme of the 2017 conference, the papers collectively identify, map and seek to understand the formation of publics constituted through paradigms and practices of gender and sexuality. In this panel, scholars come together to explore the manifold ways in which digital publics and social networks are formed around the politics, pleasures and practices of gender, sexuality and embodiment. Collectively, the papers explore: the formation of Feminist counter-publics; digital embodiment in network culture; the uses of digital networks by men; and the use of digital media by Russian queer men.

Keywords


sexuality, embodiment, intimacy, gender, normativity, sexual publics

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