Cyberfeminism in Northern lights : digital media and gender in a Nordic context/ edited by Malin Sveningsson Elm and Jenny Sundén.
Contributor(s): Elm, Malin Sveningsson | Sundén, JennyLanguage: English Publisher: Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars publ., 2007. .Description: x, 281 p. : ill.ISBN: 1847180892; 9781847180896
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What does it mean to study supposedly global media phenomena from a Nordic perspective? In which ways could a Nordic feminist perspective on digital media make a difference in relation to dominant research traditions? What would be particular and unique about Nordic cyberfeminism - compared to the "unmarked" version of cyberfeminism dominating the field today? These are some of the questions that this book sets out to answer. "Cyberfeminism in Northern Lights: Digital Media and Gender in a Nordic Context" pushes the boundaries of contemporary cyberfeminism significantly. Against the background of an expanding body of research in the field of digital media and gender - which to this date has primarily been carried out from an Anglo-American perspective - the book argues that feminist studies of digital media need to become more inclusive and aware of their own geographical and cultural biases and limits. The book takes as its point of departure the knowledge and experiences from the Nordic countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark. Although often grouped together under the assumed homogeneity of Scandinavia, there are important differences between the countries - but also certain qualities and aspects that run across national borders, which make for an intriguing foundation of this book.
Includes bibliographical references.