Anarchist perspectives on feminism: further reading

Several people requested more reading to accompany my talk on anarchist perspectives on feminism. This isn't intended to be a comprehensive list: the goal is just to provide a few starting points for reading, most of which can be found online. For explanations of anarchism and anarchafeminism: Emma Goldman's Anarchism: what it really stands for … Continue reading Anarchist perspectives on feminism: further reading

Opening ‘open’: why I donated to The Ada Initiative

Open technology and open culture is important to me. Free and open source software is vital to my research work, and as a researcher and an educator, I do what I can to support open access to important materials. Open culture and technology help support a more equal society, making key tools and information available … Continue reading Opening ‘open’: why I donated to The Ada Initiative

Ecofeminism and rhetoric: Critical perspectives on sex, technology and discourse

My review of Ecofeminism and rhetoric: Critical perspectives on sex, technology and discourse is now available on Anthropological Forum. Unfortunately I forgot to check whether the journal was open access before agreeing to do the review, but I've made a pre-publication copy available for download here.   Ecofeminism and Rhetoric is helpful as an introductory text … Continue reading Ecofeminism and rhetoric: Critical perspectives on sex, technology and discourse

Upcoming talks: ‘Free and open source software and activism’ and ‘feminism, anarchism, and FOSS’

Next week I'll be heading over to Canberra for Linux Conference Australia, where I'll be giving a couple of talks. These will have a slightly less academic focus than many of my conference presentations: while they still draw significantly on my research, I'll be giving a freer rein to my activist interests. During the main … Continue reading Upcoming talks: ‘Free and open source software and activism’ and ‘feminism, anarchism, and FOSS’

IR13 Plenaries: identity, humanity, affective news, and the department of shameless studies

This afternoon's session was a knockout. Liesbet Van Zoonen's keynote, 'From identity to fragmentation: fixating the fragmented self,' was brought together a heap of information which I was at least vaguely familiar with into new configurations, making important connections between the commodification of identity on social networking sites, the policing of identity by the state, … Continue reading IR13 Plenaries: identity, humanity, affective news, and the department of shameless studies

IR13 plenaries: Queercore, caravans, and porn

It was refreshing to begin the conference with plenary speakers bringing excellent feminist and queer analysis to bear on Internet Studies. Mary Gray, Larissa Hjorth, and Susanna Paasonen all posed challenges to the dominant focuses of Internet Studies. Gray questioned technology- (and particularly device-) centred approaches, and the accompanying focus on 'big data'. (I've also … Continue reading IR13 plenaries: Queercore, caravans, and porn