Digital transformations of transnational feminism in theory and practice

Youngs, G. 2015. Digital transformations of transnational feminism in theory and practice. in: Baksh, R. and Harcourt, W. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements Oxford, Oxon, UK Oxford University Press.

Chapter titleDigital transformations of transnational feminism in theory and practice
AuthorsYoungs, G.
EditorsBaksh, R. and Harcourt, W.
Abstract

The chapter explores how information and communication technologies (ICTs) have brought about transformations in transnational feminist theory and practice in multiple ways that continue to challenge historically embedded areas of gender discrimination, not least those related to core areas of STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math. The boundary-crossing nature of ICTs transformed political space for women in transnational terms. Previously male-dominated international relations were reconfigured in significant ways by the cybertechnology revolution. Feminist critiques of male-dominated STEM and the drive toward digital cultures hold significant promise for new power for women. They also point to an area rich in potential for feminist and women’s future activism and advocacy as well as entrepreneurialism. This chapter develops these arguments in more detail by looking at feminism and the new networked world; transnational feminism and digital public spheres; and upping the policy stakes for gender balance in STEM and innovation.

Keywordsnetworked worlds; feminist critiques of science; technology; engineering and maths (STEM); innovation; digital public spheres
Book titleThe Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements
Year2015
PublisherOxford University Press
FileGYfinalchapter.doc
Publication dates
Published in print16 Apr 2015
Place of publicationOxford, Oxon, UK
ISBN9780199943494
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199943494.013.34
Web address (URL)http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199943494.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199943494

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