Networked Feminism: How Digital Media Makers Transformed Gender Justice Movements (Paperback)

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Networked Feminism tells the story of how activists have used media to reconfigure what feminist politics and organizing look like in the United States. Drawing on years spent participating in grassroots communities and observing viral campaigns, Rosemary Clark-Parsons argues that feminists engage in a do-it-ourselves feminism characterized by the use of everyday media technologies. Faced with an electoral system and a history of collective organizing that have failed to address complex systems of oppression, do-it-ourselves feminists do not rely on political organizations, institutions, or authorities. Instead, they use digital networks to build movements that reflect their values and meet the challenges of the current moment, all the while juggling the advantages and limitations of their media tools. Through its practitioner-centered approach, this book sheds light on feminist media activists' shared struggles and best practices at a time when collective organizing for social justice has become more important than ever.

About the Author

Rosemary Clark-Parsons is a scholar of gender, media, and social change. She earned her PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and has held positions with Penn's School of Social Policy and Practice and the Center for Social Impact Strategy.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780520383845
ISBN-10: 0520383842
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: June 14th, 2022
Pages: 216
Language: English