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The Resource Awkward politics : technologies of popfeminist activism, Carrie Smith-Prei and Maria Stehle

Awkward politics : technologies of popfeminist activism, Carrie Smith-Prei and Maria Stehle

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Awkward politics : technologies of popfeminist activism
Title
Awkward politics
Title remainder
technologies of popfeminist activism
Statement of responsibility
Carrie Smith-Prei and Maria Stehle
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Awkward Politics presents a new theoretical and methodological framework for examining popfeminist work. The authors work to explore how contemporary popfeminism attempts to better connect with the recipient and reflect unstable political climates, particularly focusing on the German cultural context. Looking at many examples from today's pop culture all over the world, Smith-Prei and Stehle suggest that awkwardness within feminist activism is often the product of unclear political positioning, further enabled by both the performative aspects of activism and the digital medium through which it is primarily dispersed. This work examines the intersections of technology, consumerism, and the political in popfeminist work. In a nutshell, Awkward Politics argues that transnational digital technologies have increased the impact of feminist activism but that these new media have complicated audience's ability to engage with feminist actions. To quote the author: "While digital technology's transnational reach and temporal immediacy has broadened the potential impact of feminist activism, it has also complicated the materiality of feminist work as well as muddied the line between engagement with and consumption of activist actions. Our book harnesses this confusion in an exploration of awkwardness as a theoretical tool for intervention. We suggest that awkwardness is a political emotion that offers a way of engaging with the transnational circulation of feminist activism today that accounts for and harnesses the messy conveyance of meaning as the digital meets the material (...) We suggest that theorizing the awkward can get at the complicated meanings and unstable positions of the political in popfeminist work." The book aims to highlight the urgency of feminist political issues and activism and begins with a brief historical overview before delving into topical discussion of recent movements (Riot Grrl, Pussy Riot, Flash mobs, One Billion Rising, Slut Walks) and analysis of popfeminist activism in a digital era."--
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1975-
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Smith-Prei, Carrie
Dewey number
305.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1233
LC item number
.S65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Stehle, Maria
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  • Feminism
  • Feminism
  • Technology
  • Social media
  • Féminisme
  • Féminisme
  • Technologie
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Technology
  • Social media
  • Feminism
  • Feminism
Label
Awkward politics : technologies of popfeminist activism, Carrie Smith-Prei and Maria Stehle
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-245) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: awkward activism in the digital age -- Process as a politics: collaborative research, political urgency, and feminist histories -- Feminist activisms and local contexts: forms and trajectories -- Awkwardness as popfeminist craft: staying with the trouble -- Movements, circulations, technologies: awkwardness on the move -- The affects of adolescent aesthetics: popfeminism in film and literature -- On the contemporary: materiality and virality of feminism from mainstream to the academy -- Conclusion: towards and awkward ethos: conviviality, joy, and feminine ethics
Control code
965343837
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 260 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773598980
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)965343837
Label
Awkward politics : technologies of popfeminist activism, Carrie Smith-Prei and Maria Stehle
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-245) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: awkward activism in the digital age -- Process as a politics: collaborative research, political urgency, and feminist histories -- Feminist activisms and local contexts: forms and trajectories -- Awkwardness as popfeminist craft: staying with the trouble -- Movements, circulations, technologies: awkwardness on the move -- The affects of adolescent aesthetics: popfeminism in film and literature -- On the contemporary: materiality and virality of feminism from mainstream to the academy -- Conclusion: towards and awkward ethos: conviviality, joy, and feminine ethics
Control code
965343837
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 260 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773598980
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)965343837

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