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Interpreting the Internet : feminist and queer counterpublics in Latin America / Elisabeth Jay Friedman.

Friedman, Elisabeth J., 1966- [Browse]
  • Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
  • ©2017
1 online resource (pages cm.)
Summary note:
"Every user knows the importance of the '@' symbol in internet communication. Though the symbol barely existed in Latin America before the emergence of email, Spanish-speaking feminist activists immediately claimed it to replace the awkward 'o/a' used to indicate both genders in written text, discovering an answer to the challenge of symbolic inclusion embedded in the internet. In repurposing the symbol, they changed its meaning. In Interpreting the Internet, Elisabeth Jay Friedman provides the first in-depth exploration of how Latin American feminist and queer activists have interpreted the internet to support their counterpublics. Aided by a global network of women and men dedicated to establishing an accessible internet, activists have developed identities, constructed communities, and honed strategies for social change. And by translating the internet into their own vernacular, they have also transformed the technology. This book will be of interest to scholars and students in feminist and gender studies, Latin American studies, media studies, political science, as well as anyone curious about the ways in which the internet shapes our lives"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Description based on print version record.
  • 9780520960107 ((electronic bk.))
  • 0520960106 ((electronic bk.))
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