I spent last weekend attending two conference-like events, Invisible Crisis at NYU and the Fembot Unconference at University of Oregon. The fact of the University affiliation (and support) of these non-academic, or anti-academic, or quasi-academic events is now noted, and will be discussed soon; while the fact that they were on two sides […]
For their second assignment in the class Online Feminist Spaces, my students conducted an ethnography of their site, and then posted their brief findings on this blog. They then read each others’ work, commented on it, and concluded by reflecting on the whole process. These reflections follow.
What seems notable to me, watching the whole […]
By Hannah Adelstein
For this ethnography, I chose to research the Thinspiration/Pro-Ana/Pro-Mia community on Tumblr. Thinspiration blogs are meant to inspire women, and some men, to lose weight. Posts come in the form of photos, videos and written testimonies. The Thinspiration community exists on a shocking number of social networking platforms. In many cases these […]
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