Fwd: GJSS Call for Papers and Book Reviews

The Graduate Journal of Social Science is excited to announce two upcoming editions for 2013. The first Call for Papers is for our March 2013 edition, on the theme of ‘Visual Methodologies’. This issu…

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Salle Walter Benjamin

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Cosmopolitan: A (Non)Feminist Space

By Giselle Fierro

For my ethnographic study, I interviewed Martha, a college sophomore of Chicago, on her thoughts and interests about Cosmopolitan (Cosmo) magazine/website in order to find out whe…

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Arko rup by David Henderson

Remake of Candida‘s “Some bodies.”

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How do we get things done?

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Safe Space

What makes this or any space safe? What does that safety enable and/or prohibit?

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Pre-Election Day mini-Action and Election Day Reaction

By Alejandra Risthon
‘Twas Halloween and the ghosts were out,
And everywhere they’d go, they shout,
And though I cove…

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What kind of voice is dance?

emailed to me by Ryan B during my talk at Occidental.

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Why do safe spaces need an hierarchy?

Why do safe spaces need a hierarchy?  Rules sure, but can they be encouraged/reinforced by equals?  Is feminism hierarchical?

What state does this mantra induce?

(Not art, but participation and …

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Jutta Weber's article on Feminist Technoscience

Weber_Feminist Technoscience_Handbook

From Science and Technology to Feminist Technoscience. In: Kathy Davis / Mary Evans / Judith Lorber (eds.): Handbook of Gender and Women´s Studies. London: Sag…

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FemTechNet Meeting Timeline

April 14, 2012

First FemTechNet meeting (USC campus, CA): initial planning session


April 27, 2012

Virtual Googledoc Meeting:  finalizing 8-10 key terms


May 25, 2012

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making connections. making things. making the feminist-Internet

I just blogged at fembot for their section called “Laundry Day” (“short, teachable pieces of feminist media criticism ab…

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One Feminist Online Media Mantrafesto*

By Alex on October 14, 2011

Access begs literacy
Literacy initiates production
Mass production fosters popularity.

Popularity produces virality
Virality forecloses context, shared interests and vocabulary, and local community
Community is built upon safety.

Safety fosters the sharing of voice and responsibility
Shared responsibility is necessary for democracy
Democracy protects vulnerability.

Vulnerability forecloses visibility
Visibility demands a safe space
Safe spaces need rules and hierarchies.

Rules and hierarchies require transparency and process
Process is built upon equal voices
All voices want a body.

A body needs to be visible
Visibility allows for warranting
Warranting insures civility and positionality.

Positionality fosters political community
Political communities demand spaces, both virtual and real
Spaces demand access

-Alexandra Juhasz
feel free to comment, nuance or add your own mantra

  • “Mantrafesto” suggested by Thomas Burkdall

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