When we work or play through digital technologies – we also live in them. Communities form, conversations and social movements emerge spontaneously and through careful offline planning. While we have used disembodied communication and transportation technologies in the past – and still do – we have never before actually synchronously inhabited these communicative spaces, routes and networks in quite the way we do now. Digital Diasporas engages conversations across a selection of contemporary (gendered) Indian identified networks online: “Desis” creating place through labour and affective network formation in secondlife, Indian (diasporic) women engaged in digital domesticity, to Indian digital feminists engaged in debate and dialogue through Twitter.
Through particular conversations and ethnographic journeys and linking back to personal and South Asian histories of Internet mediation, Gajjala and her co-authors reveal how affect and gendered digital labour combine in the formation of global socio-economic environment.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.52(w) x 8.41(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Radhika Gajjala is Professor of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Her previous books include Cyberculture and the Subaltern (Lexington, 2012) and Cyberselves: Feminist Ethnographies of South Asian Women (Altamira, 2004). She has co-edited collections including Cyberfeminism 2.0 (Peter Lang 2012), Global Media Culture and Identity (Routledge 2011), South Asian Technospaces (Peter Lang 2008) and Webbing Cyberfeminist Practice (Hampton Press2008).
She is also a member of the Fembot Collective and FemTechnet and is co-editor of ADA: Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology.
Table of Contents
1. Radhika Gajjala, Gendered Indian Digital Publics: Digital and Domestic
2. Radhika Gajjala in conversation with Sriya Chattopadhyay, Sarada Nori, Shobha S.V., and Puthiya Purayil Sneha, Dialogue Interlude: Ghar and Bahir
3. Radhika Gajjala in conversation with Shilpa Phadke, Dialogue Interlude: #WhyLoiter
4. Radhika Gajjala in conversation with Sukhnidh Kaur, Varsha Ayyar, Nithila Kanagasabai, and Divya Kandkuri, Dialogue Interlude: Centering Marginalized Feminists
5. Radhika Gajjala, Gendered Indian Digital Publics: Digital Streets
6. Radhika Gajjala in conversation with Debipreeta Rahut and Damini Kulkarni, Dialogue Interlude: Pushing on and Nuancing the Framework
7. Radhika Gajjala in conversation with Smita Vanniyar, Dialogue Interlude: The Digital Queer Question
8. Radhika Gajjala in conversation with Christina Thomas Dhanaraj, Dialogue Interlude: Reflections on Digital Mediation and on becoming and being a Dalit Feminist Thought Leader
9. Dialogue Interludes
Conclusion: Radhika Gajjala in conversation with Kaitlyn Wauthier, Afterthoughts: Different Ways of Writing Together and Unfinished Conversations