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, 4 (2) , 34. pp. 1-12. ISSN 2468-4414 [Article] (Accepted/In press) (doi:10.20897/femenc/8522)

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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
Notes on copyright: Copyright © 2020 by Author/s and Licensed by Lectito BV, Netherlands. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Depositing User: Anastasia Christou
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2020 09:23
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2020 17:19
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/29097

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