ICA18 Day 4: labour in the gig economy; resistant media; feminist peer review; love, sex, and friendship; illiberal democracy in Eastern and Central Europe

Voices for Social Justice in the Gig Economy: Where Labor, Policy, Technology, and Activism Converge Voices for Social Justice in the Gig Economy, Michelle Rodino-Colocino. This research discusses the App-Based Driver Association, looking specifically at Seattle. There's no "there" for gig economy work: previous spaces of organising, such as the shop floor, aren't available. One … Continue reading ICA18 Day 4: labour in the gig economy; resistant media; feminist peer review; love, sex, and friendship; illiberal democracy in Eastern and Central Europe

ICA18, Day 3: activism, subalterns, more activism, post/colonial imaginations, and cultural symbols

Activism and Social Media Mamfakinch: From Protest Slogan to Mediated Activism. Annemarie Iddins, Fairfield University. [CN: rape.] Iddens argues that the digital must be understood as part of a network of different media - the Mamfakinch collective only makes sense as a response to the limitations of the Moroccan media (which combines strong state influence … Continue reading ICA18, Day 3: activism, subalterns, more activism, post/colonial imaginations, and cultural symbols

ICA18 Day 2: narrating voice, digital media and the body, feminist theorisation beyond western cultures, collective memory, and voices of freedom and constraint

Narrating Voice and Building Self on Digital and Social Media 'This is Lebanon’: Narrating Migrant Labor to Resistive Public. Rayya El Zein, University of Pennsylvania. This research looks at the calling into being of an ideal political subject through social media. 'This is Lebanon' is a platform run by a Nepalese immigrant, Dipendra Upetry, where … Continue reading ICA18 Day 2: narrating voice, digital media and the body, feminist theorisation beyond western cultures, collective memory, and voices of freedom and constraint

ICA Day 1: Kurdish transnational media, racism online, digital labour, and public scholarship

My rough and very incomplete notes from the first day of ICA. There were a bunch of interesting points that I haven't noted because I was distracted or tired or too busy listening, and great papers that I sadly missed. I mostly use these notes to follow up on work later, but if they're useful … Continue reading ICA Day 1: Kurdish transnational media, racism online, digital labour, and public scholarship

Mothering

Today I am thinking about mothering as a way in which we can make the world (in all its messiness and difficulty) better. “Children are the ways that the world begins again and again. If you fasten upon that concept of their promise, you will have trouble finding anything more awesome, and also anything more … Continue reading Mothering