Conference Proceedings

Digital Queers: Exploring LGBTIQA online spaces and queer(ed) research methodologies

ML Sharp, E Renaud

Published : 2016

Abstract

There is little doubt that technology, in particular digital and social media, has afforded the creation of new spaces for all folk. Queer feminist women, have, like many other minoritised groups, staked claims to this territory, harnessing the affordances of digital technology. We have used the spaces created through social media to engage unapologetically in self-making practices, authorising our own visibility and frequently performing our corporeality in ways that break hegemonic rules and talk back to entrenched expectations. At the site of punk scenes, queer people utilise a Do It Yourself (DIY) and Do It Together (DIT) approach to self-making and collective identity. In order to keep ..

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