Feminisms, gender and social media: public and political performativities regarding sexual harassment in Cyprus

Karayianni, Christiana and Christou, Anastasia ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8796-1191 (2020) Feminisms, gender and social media: public and political performativities regarding sexual harassment in Cyprus. Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics . (Accepted/In press)

[img] PDF - Final accepted version (with author's formatting)
Restricted to Repository staff and depositor only

Download (293kB)

Abstract

This article draws from research on feminism, politics, social media and everyday sexism in Cyprus to examine the power dynamics between discourses of misogyny and feminism as produced in the public sphere. It focuses on how Facebook was utilised as both a digital space for feminist resistance and misogyny in two case studies which involve one female and two male MPs. At the crossroads of emancipatory and hegemonic particularities, we discuss how feminisms and social media operate in the socio-temporal context of the public and political sphere of Cyprus.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 29097
Useful Links:
Depositing User: Anastasia Christou
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2020 09:23
Last Modified: 01 May 2020 14:11
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/29097

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item

Full text downloads (NB count will be zero if no full text documents are attached to the record)

Downloads per month over the past year