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Czasopismo
eISSN
2246-3755
Pierwsze wydanie
01 Nov 2014
Częstotliwość wydawania
2 razy w roku
Języki
Angielski

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Tom 7 (2020): Zeszyt 1 (July 2020)
Feminism, Gender, Social Movements and Everyday Resistance

Informacje o czasopiśmie
Format
Czasopismo
eISSN
2246-3755
Pierwsze wydanie
01 Nov 2014
Częstotliwość wydawania
2 razy w roku
Języki
Angielski

Wyszukiwanie

10 Artykułów
Otwarty dostęp

Introduction

Data publikacji: 03 Apr 2021
Zakres stron: 1 - 22

Abstrakt

Abstract

THIS SPECIAL ISSUE OF CONJUNCTIONS BEARS THE TITLE FEMINISM, GENDER, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND EVERYDAY RESISTANCE. THIS INTRODUCTION WILL ANALYSE CHOSEN RELATIONS BETWEEN THESE FOUR PHENOMENA, AMONGST OTHERS BY SHOWING HOW FEMINISM AND WOMEN’S MOVEMENTS HAVE MADE A SUBSTANTIAL IMPACT ON DIFFERENT SOCIETIES AND CULTURES ALL OVER THE WORLD AND HAVE INSPIRED THE PROTEST REPERTOIRES AND ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORKS OF BOTH SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND MORE INFORMAL FORMS OF EVERYDAY RESISTANCE. THE INTRODUCTION INTRODUCES, EXPLORES AND LINKS THE INTERSECTIONAL TURN IN FEMINISM, DIFFERENT THEORIES OF EVERYDAY RESISTANCE AND THE ROLE OF CULTURE IN POLITICS AND RESISTANCE. AFTER MAPPING OUT THIS MORE GENERAL THEORETICAL LANDSCAPE OF GENDERED ACTIVISM, THE INTRODUCTION INTRODUCES AND REFLECTS ON A NUMBER OF THE RECURRING THEMES IN THE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS SPECIAL ISSUE. THESE THEMES ARE ‘MEDIATISED ACTIVISM’, ‘MOBILISATION OF AFFECT’, ‘ONLINE MISOGYNY AND REACTIONARY MOVEMENTS OF THE FAR RIGHT’, ‘THE BODY AS A POLITICAL SITE’ AND ‘CITIZENSHIP AND THE RIGHTS TO HAVE RIGHTS’. BY SHOWING HOW FEMINISM AND FEMINIST THEORY HAVE DEVELOPED OVER TIME THROUGH DIFFERENT MOVEMENTS, ACTORS AND DIFFERENT FORMS OF ACTIVISM WORKING TO PROMOTE MORE EQUAL POLITICAL, CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL GENDERS, THE INTRODUCTION ALSO RAISES MORE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THEORY AND ACTIVISM. AMONGST OTHERS IT SHOWS THAT THE WAY WE DEFINE AND UNDERSTAND POLITICS AND WHAT WE RECOGNISE AND ACKNOWLEDGES AS POLITICS IS IN ITSELF A POLITICAL ACT AND AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE POLITICS OF KNOWLEDGE CONSTRUCTION.

Słowa kluczowe

  • FEMINISM
  • SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
  • ACTIVISM
  • CULTURAL RESISTANCE
  • EVERYDAY RESISTANCE
  • BODY POLITICS
Otwarty dostęp

Where Have All the Normal Men and Women Gone?

Data publikacji: 03 Apr 2021
Zakres stron: 1 - 15

Abstrakt

Abstract

FAR-RIGHT SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, WHOSE POPULARITY IS ON THE RISE IN EUROPE, ARE OFTEN DESCRIBED AS MALE-DOMINATED ORGANISATIONS. CONSEQUENTLY, MASCULINITY IN THE CONTEXT OF FAR-RIGHT ORGANISATIONS AND THE MANOSPHERE HAS RECEIVED SCHOLARLY ATTENTION. HOWEVER, MOST STUDIES FOCUS ON MALE ORGANISATIONS AND MALE LEADERS, GIVING THE IMPRESSION THAT “MASCULINIST DISCOURSES” ARE REPRODUCED ONLY BY MEN (KIMMEL, 2013, 2018; MILLER-IDRISS, 2018). YET, IT BECOMES INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO CONTINUE TO IGNORE THE PATRIARCHAL DISCOURSES OF WOMEN ENGAGED IN ACTIVISM IN FAR-RIGHT ORGANISATIONS. THEREFORE, THIS EXPLORATORY STUDY FOCUSES ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF GENDER IN THE ONLINE COMMUNICATION OF THE CZECH FEMALE ORGANISATION ANGRY MOTHERS. THE STUDY PROVIDES A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW WOMEN CAN CO-CONSTRUCT THE MANOSPHERE, WHICH IS DEEMED TO BE A FUNDAMENTALLY MISOGYNIST ONLINE SPACE. TO ANSWER MY RESEARCH QUESTIONS: HOW DOES THE ORGANISATION USE VISUAL LANGUAGE TO CONSTRUCT GENDER IN THEIR ONLINE COMMUNICATION? AND WHAT TYPES OF MASCULINITY/FEMININITY ARE PORTRAYED AS SUPERIOR AND WHAT TYPES OF MASCULINITY/FEMININITY ARE PORTRAYED AS SUBORDINATE?, I ANALYSED MATERIAL PUBLISHED ON THE ORGANISATION’S FACEBOOK PAGE USING THE METHOD OF VISUAL ANALYSIS (ROSE, 2016), INFORMED BY CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS (CDA) (WODAK & MEYER, 2016). BASED ON THE FINDINGS, I ARGUE THAT THE ACTIVISTS’ VIEWS PRESENTED IN THEIR POLITICAL COMMUNICATION AIM TO PRESERVE A MASCULINIST, PATRIARCHAL STRUCTURAL ORDER IN SOCIETY, DESPITE THEIR SELF-IDENTIFICATION AS PROTECTORS OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS. HOWEVER, THROUGH THEIR DISCURSIVE PRACTICES, THEY SIMULTANEOUSLY PORTRAY WOMEN AS POWERFUL ACTORS IN THEIR TRADITIONAL GENDER ROLES.

Słowa kluczowe

  • FAR-RIGHT
  • MANOSPHERE
  • OPPOSITION TO GENDER
  • MASCULINIST DISCOURSE
  • HEGEMONIC MASCULINITY
  • CONSTRUCTION OF GENDER
  • VISUAL ANALYSIS
Otwarty dostęp

Strategic Cyberbullying and the Reorganisation of Political Culture

Data publikacji: 03 Apr 2021
Zakres stron: 1 - 21

Abstrakt

Abstract

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DONALD TRUMP ENGAGES IN ONGOING TWITTER-ATTACKS ON (PERCEIVED) POLITICAL OPPONENTS SUCH AS NAMED POLITICIANS, CELEBRITIES, NEWS CHANNELS AND NAMED JOURNALISTS. IN JUNE 2015 THE NEW YORK TIMES BEGAN TO COMPILE A LIST OF TRUMP’S INSULTS ON TWITTER. BY JANUARY 2020 THE LIST COMPILES THE “598 PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS DONALD TRUMP HAS INSULTED ON TWITTER”. IN THIS ARTICLE, WE MAKE USE OF THIS LIST AS AN ARCHIVE OF CONDENSED AFFECTIVE EXPRESSIONS THAT ALLOW US TO ANALYSE THE WAYS IN WHICH TRUMP USES TWITTER TO MOBILISE POLITICALLY IN MANNERS WHICH WE WILL TERM ‘STRATEGIC CYBERBULLYING’. CYBERBULLYING IS OFTEN DISCUSSED AS A PHENOMENON THAT ARISES AMONG CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE, YET WE SUGGEST THAT BORROWING AN ANALYTIC LENS FROM CYBERBULLYING RESEARCH ALLOWS US TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE DYNAMICS OF TRUMP’S USE OF TWITTER FOR POLITICAL MOBILISATION. THROUGH A CATEGORICAL MAPPING OF THE NEW YORK TIMES ARCHIVE, WE SHOW HOW POLITICAL OPPONENTS ARE DISCREDITED STRATEGICALLY AND A NEW KIND OF POLITICAL TERRITORY IS ESTABLISHED THROUGH AN AFFECTIVE CIRCULATION OF INTERFACIAL REFRAINS THROUGH TWITTER. THESE REFRAINS TRAVEL BETWEEN ON- AND OFFLINE CONTEXTS TO EXTEND THE REACH OF THE CAMPAIGN THROUGH ESTABLISHING A NEW FORM OF WE-NESS THAT INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES COMMUNITIES. WE SHOW HOW THIS WE-NESS IN TRUMP’S AFFECTIVE POLITICS IS SHAPED (ALSO) BY THE TWITTER INTERFACE AND HOLDS THE POTENTIAL TO ALTER THE DEMOCRATIC PUBLIC AND THE THRESHOLDS FOR DEMOCRATIC PARTICIPATION.

Słowa kluczowe

  • AFFECT
  • INTERFACE
  • EVENT
  • TRUMP
  • INSULTS
  • CYBERBULLYING
  • AFFECTIVE POLITICS
Otwarty dostęp

“Making Sense”

Data publikacji: 03 Apr 2021
Zakres stron: 1 - 16

Abstrakt

Abstract

THIS ARTICLE ENGAGES WITH THE ACTIVITIES OF THE ALTERNATIVE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CENTRE FC/MC WHICH WAS ESTABLISHED AND OPERATED DURING THE 2017 G20-SUMMIT IN HAMBURG. RATHER THAN FOLLOWING ESTABLISHED NARRATIVES ON ALTERNATIVE MEDIA OR MOBILISING DISCOURSES ON AESTHETICS OF RESISTANCE IN THE ARTS, THE SPECIFIC OPERATIONAL LOGICS OF AFFECTIVE AND PREEMPTIVE POLITICS OF PERCEPTION DEFINE THE MAIN SCOPE OF DEVELOPING WHAT IS TERMED “ACTIVIST SENSE” AND THE EMERGENCE OF POTENTIAL “AESTHETIC COUNTERPOWERS” AS PART AND PARCEL OF AN AFFECTIVE POLITICS OF PERCEPTION. DRAWING ON THE CONCEPTION OF AFFECT IN SOCIAL MEDIA STUDIES AND ON THE NOTIONS OF FIELD AND INFORMATION IN THE WORKS OF GILBERT SIMONDON, THE FC/ MC WILL BE ANALYSED AS A BUILDING BLOCK IN THE OVERALL INFRASTRUCTURE OF AFFECTIVE RESISTANCE AGAINST DOMINANT AND PLATFORM-BASED NARRATIVES OF VIOLENCE AND THREAT AMPLIFIED BY MAINSTREAM MEDIA. THROUGH A FIELD-BASED CONCEPTION OF AFFECT AND PERCEPTION, THE QUESTION OF “MAKING-SENSE” TAKES ON A PERVASIVE YET POTENTIALLY MORE INCLUSIVE AND ACTIVATING DIMENSION OF FUTURE FORMS OF MEDIA-INFUSED MODES OF RESISTANCE.

Słowa kluczowe

  • AFFECT
  • SOCIAL MEDIA
  • SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
  • G20-SUMMIT HAMBURG
  • POLITICS OF PERCEPTION
  • PREEMPTION
  • GILBERT SIMONDON
Otwarty dostęp

Everyday Activism and Resistance By Minority Women in Denmark

Data publikacji: 03 Apr 2021
Zakres stron: 1 - 16

Abstrakt

Abstract

STEREOTYPES OF MINORITY WOMEN, AND IN PARTICULAR MUSLIM WOMEN, ARE BEING USED TO PUSH CERTAIN GROUPS TO THE MARGINS OF DANISH SOCIETY, BOTH DISCURSIVELY AND GEOGRAPHICALLY. FOCUSING ON TWO CASE STUDIES WORKING IN THE SOCIAL PERIPHERY, ANDROMEDA, 8220 AND KVINDER I DIALOG, THIS ARTICLE ILLUMINATES HOW THE SAME STEREOTYPES ARE USED IN THE PRODUCTION OF COUNTERNARRATIVES THAT RESIST STIGMA AND DIVISIVE POLICIES. DESPITE THE MEDIA ATTENTION THAT THE NEW LAWS IN DENMARK SUCH AS “GHETTO” REFORMS AND MASKING BAN HAVE RECEIVED, LESS ATTENTION HAS BEEN PAID TO EXAMPLES OF RESISTANCE AND THE FIGHT FOR POLITICAL SUBJECTIVITY. BY FURTHER DEVELOPING AND EMPLOYING POSTCOLONIAL AND FEMINIST THEORY IN A DANISH CONTEXT, THIS ARTICLE ADDRESSES THIS GAP AND EMBARKS ON AN ANALYSIS OF MINORITY WOMEN’S CULTURAL ACTIVISM AGAINST HOMOGENIZATION.

Słowa kluczowe

  • MARGINALITY
  • RESISTANCE
  • COUNTERNARRATIVE
  • MINORITY WOMEN
  • DENMARK
Otwarty dostęp

Between Borders and Bombs

Data publikacji: 03 Apr 2021
Zakres stron: 1 - 18

Abstrakt

Abstract

THIS ARTICLE ANALYSES THE SAHRAWI TERRITORY AND THE RESISTANCE OF ITS PEOPLE BASED ON A CRITICAL FEMINIST GEOGRAPHY APPROACH. THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH IS TO CONCEIVE THE BODIES OF SAHRAWI WOMEN WHICH ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THEIR TERRITORY (NOT RECOGNISED AFTER THE INVASION OF MOROCCO AND MAURITANIA IN 1975) AS TERRITORIES IN CONFLICT AND IN CONSTANT RISK, EMPHASISING THE POWER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY AND TERRITORY AS SPATIAL SCALES.

THE ARTICLE USES DANCE AS A TOOL FOR AN ETHNOGRAPHIC APPROACH AND EXPLORES THE IMPORTANCE OF “ARTIVISM” AS A POLITICAL ACT AND AS A METHODOLOGY OF ACTION-PARTICIPATION IN THE ARTIFARITI FESTIVAL. WE PARTICIPATED IN THIS FESTIVAL AS PART OF THE HANIN PERFORMING DANCE COLLECTIVE IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND AND LEARN DIRECTLY ABOUT THE SITUATION IN WHICH SAHRAWI WOMEN LIVE. SPACES FOR REFLECTION AND RESISTANCE ARISE AND ALTERNATIVES FOR AND WITH THE SAHRAWI PEOPLE ARE GENERATED THROUGH ART.

Słowa kluczowe

  • SAHRAWI WOMEN
  • MINES
  • TERRITORIES
  • BODIES
  • ARTIVISM
  • RESISTANCE CORPOLITICS
  • CHOREOPOLITICS
  • FREEDOM
Otwarty dostęp

Everyone Should Be Fatactivists or Fat-Allies

Data publikacji: 03 Apr 2021
Zakres stron: 1 - 14

Abstrakt

Abstract

FATPHOBIA IS UBIQUITOUS. FATPHOBIA IS A STRUCTURE IN SOCIETY. AND IT AFFECTS THE LIVES OF FAT PEOPLE IN WAYS THAT ARE DAMAGING TO THEIR HEALTH AND CAN CAUSE MAJOR INEQUITIES. THIS ARTICLE MAPS OUT FATPHOBIA AS EVER PRESENT THROUGH THE HISTORY OF WESTERN CULTURE – NO TIME PERIOD EXCEPTIONS – AND IT EXAMINES A VERY IMPORTANT REPORT FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) CONCERNING THE HEALTH HAZARD AND SOCIAL INEQUITIES CAUSED BY FATPHOBIA. SHAKESPEARE’S FATJOKES AND THE EVER PRESENCE OF SHAPEWEAR AND ALL THE PORTRAITS OF JESUS AS A THIN, WHITE MAN SHOW US 5,000 YEARS OF CULTIVATED FATMISIA. THAT IS WHY WHO HAS WRITTEN A REPORT URGING DOCTORS AND OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS TO TREAT FAT PATIENTS WITH EMPATHY AND SENSITIVITY LIKE THEY WOULD THIN PATIENTS. IN MAPPING OUT A STRUCTURE THAT DEHUMANISES PEOPLE OF SIZE, I BRING IN A FEW EXAMPLES FROM MY OWN LIFE AS A FAT PERSON AND AS A FATACTIVIST. EXISTING WHILE FAT IN A WORLD THAT HATES FATNESS IS HARD WORK.

Otwarty dostęp

The Anti-Feminism of the Far-Right Imageboard Terrorists

Data publikacji: 03 Apr 2021
Zakres stron: 1 - 8

Abstrakt

Otwarty dostęp

Deconstructing Straight Citizenship

Data publikacji: 03 Apr 2021
Zakres stron: 1 - 8

Abstrakt

Abstract

ON NOVEMBER 25 2019, DANISH HISTORIAN NIELS NYEGAARD RECEIVED THE NATIONAL KRAKA AWARD FOR AN OUTSTANDING AND INNOVATIVE CONTRIBUTION TO GENDER RESEARCH IN DENMARK FOR HIS PHD DISSERTATION PERVERSE CRIMINALS AND GOOD CITIZENS: HOMOSEXUALITY, HETERONORMATIVITY AND CITIZENSHIP IN COPENHAGEN’S PUBLIC SPHERE, 1906-11. NYEGAARD DEFENDED HIS DISSERTATION AT AARHUS UNIVERSITY IN THE FALL OF 2018. THE DISSERTATION CONDUCTED A GENEALOGICAL STUDY OF MODERN DANISH CITIZENSHIP’S HETERONORMATIVE FOUNDATIONS IN EARLY-TWENTIETH-CENTURY DENMARK. IN HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH, NYEGAARD OUTLINED THE MAJOR CONCLUSIONS FROM HIS DISSERTATION. HE FURTHER PRESENTED ITS FOUCAULDIAN AND QUEER THEORETICAL AXIOMS AND ITS GENEALOGICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO CONTEMPORARY DISCUSSIONS ABOUT SEXUAL CITIZENSHIP, HETERONORMATIVITY, HOMONORMATIVITY AND HOMONATIONALISM.

Otwarty dostęp

Putting a Non-Essentialist Ontology to Work

Data publikacji: 03 Apr 2021
Zakres stron: 1 - 12

Abstrakt

10 Artykułów
Otwarty dostęp

Introduction

Data publikacji: 03 Apr 2021
Zakres stron: 1 - 22

Abstrakt

Abstract

THIS SPECIAL ISSUE OF CONJUNCTIONS BEARS THE TITLE FEMINISM, GENDER, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND EVERYDAY RESISTANCE. THIS INTRODUCTION WILL ANALYSE CHOSEN RELATIONS BETWEEN THESE FOUR PHENOMENA, AMONGST OTHERS BY SHOWING HOW FEMINISM AND WOMEN’S MOVEMENTS HAVE MADE A SUBSTANTIAL IMPACT ON DIFFERENT SOCIETIES AND CULTURES ALL OVER THE WORLD AND HAVE INSPIRED THE PROTEST REPERTOIRES AND ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORKS OF BOTH SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND MORE INFORMAL FORMS OF EVERYDAY RESISTANCE. THE INTRODUCTION INTRODUCES, EXPLORES AND LINKS THE INTERSECTIONAL TURN IN FEMINISM, DIFFERENT THEORIES OF EVERYDAY RESISTANCE AND THE ROLE OF CULTURE IN POLITICS AND RESISTANCE. AFTER MAPPING OUT THIS MORE GENERAL THEORETICAL LANDSCAPE OF GENDERED ACTIVISM, THE INTRODUCTION INTRODUCES AND REFLECTS ON A NUMBER OF THE RECURRING THEMES IN THE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS SPECIAL ISSUE. THESE THEMES ARE ‘MEDIATISED ACTIVISM’, ‘MOBILISATION OF AFFECT’, ‘ONLINE MISOGYNY AND REACTIONARY MOVEMENTS OF THE FAR RIGHT’, ‘THE BODY AS A POLITICAL SITE’ AND ‘CITIZENSHIP AND THE RIGHTS TO HAVE RIGHTS’. BY SHOWING HOW FEMINISM AND FEMINIST THEORY HAVE DEVELOPED OVER TIME THROUGH DIFFERENT MOVEMENTS, ACTORS AND DIFFERENT FORMS OF ACTIVISM WORKING TO PROMOTE MORE EQUAL POLITICAL, CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL GENDERS, THE INTRODUCTION ALSO RAISES MORE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THEORY AND ACTIVISM. AMONGST OTHERS IT SHOWS THAT THE WAY WE DEFINE AND UNDERSTAND POLITICS AND WHAT WE RECOGNISE AND ACKNOWLEDGES AS POLITICS IS IN ITSELF A POLITICAL ACT AND AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE POLITICS OF KNOWLEDGE CONSTRUCTION.

Słowa kluczowe

  • FEMINISM
  • SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
  • ACTIVISM
  • CULTURAL RESISTANCE
  • EVERYDAY RESISTANCE
  • BODY POLITICS
Otwarty dostęp

Where Have All the Normal Men and Women Gone?

Data publikacji: 03 Apr 2021
Zakres stron: 1 - 15

Abstrakt

Abstract

FAR-RIGHT SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, WHOSE POPULARITY IS ON THE RISE IN EUROPE, ARE OFTEN DESCRIBED AS MALE-DOMINATED ORGANISATIONS. CONSEQUENTLY, MASCULINITY IN THE CONTEXT OF FAR-RIGHT ORGANISATIONS AND THE MANOSPHERE HAS RECEIVED SCHOLARLY ATTENTION. HOWEVER, MOST STUDIES FOCUS ON MALE ORGANISATIONS AND MALE LEADERS, GIVING THE IMPRESSION THAT “MASCULINIST DISCOURSES” ARE REPRODUCED ONLY BY MEN (KIMMEL, 2013, 2018; MILLER-IDRISS, 2018). YET, IT BECOMES INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO CONTINUE TO IGNORE THE PATRIARCHAL DISCOURSES OF WOMEN ENGAGED IN ACTIVISM IN FAR-RIGHT ORGANISATIONS. THEREFORE, THIS EXPLORATORY STUDY FOCUSES ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF GENDER IN THE ONLINE COMMUNICATION OF THE CZECH FEMALE ORGANISATION ANGRY MOTHERS. THE STUDY PROVIDES A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW WOMEN CAN CO-CONSTRUCT THE MANOSPHERE, WHICH IS DEEMED TO BE A FUNDAMENTALLY MISOGYNIST ONLINE SPACE. TO ANSWER MY RESEARCH QUESTIONS: HOW DOES THE ORGANISATION USE VISUAL LANGUAGE TO CONSTRUCT GENDER IN THEIR ONLINE COMMUNICATION? AND WHAT TYPES OF MASCULINITY/FEMININITY ARE PORTRAYED AS SUPERIOR AND WHAT TYPES OF MASCULINITY/FEMININITY ARE PORTRAYED AS SUBORDINATE?, I ANALYSED MATERIAL PUBLISHED ON THE ORGANISATION’S FACEBOOK PAGE USING THE METHOD OF VISUAL ANALYSIS (ROSE, 2016), INFORMED BY CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS (CDA) (WODAK & MEYER, 2016). BASED ON THE FINDINGS, I ARGUE THAT THE ACTIVISTS’ VIEWS PRESENTED IN THEIR POLITICAL COMMUNICATION AIM TO PRESERVE A MASCULINIST, PATRIARCHAL STRUCTURAL ORDER IN SOCIETY, DESPITE THEIR SELF-IDENTIFICATION AS PROTECTORS OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS. HOWEVER, THROUGH THEIR DISCURSIVE PRACTICES, THEY SIMULTANEOUSLY PORTRAY WOMEN AS POWERFUL ACTORS IN THEIR TRADITIONAL GENDER ROLES.

Słowa kluczowe

  • FAR-RIGHT
  • MANOSPHERE
  • OPPOSITION TO GENDER
  • MASCULINIST DISCOURSE
  • HEGEMONIC MASCULINITY
  • CONSTRUCTION OF GENDER
  • VISUAL ANALYSIS
Otwarty dostęp

Strategic Cyberbullying and the Reorganisation of Political Culture

Data publikacji: 03 Apr 2021
Zakres stron: 1 - 21

Abstrakt

Abstract

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DONALD TRUMP ENGAGES IN ONGOING TWITTER-ATTACKS ON (PERCEIVED) POLITICAL OPPONENTS SUCH AS NAMED POLITICIANS, CELEBRITIES, NEWS CHANNELS AND NAMED JOURNALISTS. IN JUNE 2015 THE NEW YORK TIMES BEGAN TO COMPILE A LIST OF TRUMP’S INSULTS ON TWITTER. BY JANUARY 2020 THE LIST COMPILES THE “598 PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS DONALD TRUMP HAS INSULTED ON TWITTER”. IN THIS ARTICLE, WE MAKE USE OF THIS LIST AS AN ARCHIVE OF CONDENSED AFFECTIVE EXPRESSIONS THAT ALLOW US TO ANALYSE THE WAYS IN WHICH TRUMP USES TWITTER TO MOBILISE POLITICALLY IN MANNERS WHICH WE WILL TERM ‘STRATEGIC CYBERBULLYING’. CYBERBULLYING IS OFTEN DISCUSSED AS A PHENOMENON THAT ARISES AMONG CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE, YET WE SUGGEST THAT BORROWING AN ANALYTIC LENS FROM CYBERBULLYING RESEARCH ALLOWS US TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE DYNAMICS OF TRUMP’S USE OF TWITTER FOR POLITICAL MOBILISATION. THROUGH A CATEGORICAL MAPPING OF THE NEW YORK TIMES ARCHIVE, WE SHOW HOW POLITICAL OPPONENTS ARE DISCREDITED STRATEGICALLY AND A NEW KIND OF POLITICAL TERRITORY IS ESTABLISHED THROUGH AN AFFECTIVE CIRCULATION OF INTERFACIAL REFRAINS THROUGH TWITTER. THESE REFRAINS TRAVEL BETWEEN ON- AND OFFLINE CONTEXTS TO EXTEND THE REACH OF THE CAMPAIGN THROUGH ESTABLISHING A NEW FORM OF WE-NESS THAT INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES COMMUNITIES. WE SHOW HOW THIS WE-NESS IN TRUMP’S AFFECTIVE POLITICS IS SHAPED (ALSO) BY THE TWITTER INTERFACE AND HOLDS THE POTENTIAL TO ALTER THE DEMOCRATIC PUBLIC AND THE THRESHOLDS FOR DEMOCRATIC PARTICIPATION.

Słowa kluczowe

  • AFFECT
  • INTERFACE
  • EVENT
  • TRUMP
  • INSULTS
  • CYBERBULLYING
  • AFFECTIVE POLITICS
Otwarty dostęp

“Making Sense”

Data publikacji: 03 Apr 2021
Zakres stron: 1 - 16

Abstrakt

Abstract

THIS ARTICLE ENGAGES WITH THE ACTIVITIES OF THE ALTERNATIVE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CENTRE FC/MC WHICH WAS ESTABLISHED AND OPERATED DURING THE 2017 G20-SUMMIT IN HAMBURG. RATHER THAN FOLLOWING ESTABLISHED NARRATIVES ON ALTERNATIVE MEDIA OR MOBILISING DISCOURSES ON AESTHETICS OF RESISTANCE IN THE ARTS, THE SPECIFIC OPERATIONAL LOGICS OF AFFECTIVE AND PREEMPTIVE POLITICS OF PERCEPTION DEFINE THE MAIN SCOPE OF DEVELOPING WHAT IS TERMED “ACTIVIST SENSE” AND THE EMERGENCE OF POTENTIAL “AESTHETIC COUNTERPOWERS” AS PART AND PARCEL OF AN AFFECTIVE POLITICS OF PERCEPTION. DRAWING ON THE CONCEPTION OF AFFECT IN SOCIAL MEDIA STUDIES AND ON THE NOTIONS OF FIELD AND INFORMATION IN THE WORKS OF GILBERT SIMONDON, THE FC/ MC WILL BE ANALYSED AS A BUILDING BLOCK IN THE OVERALL INFRASTRUCTURE OF AFFECTIVE RESISTANCE AGAINST DOMINANT AND PLATFORM-BASED NARRATIVES OF VIOLENCE AND THREAT AMPLIFIED BY MAINSTREAM MEDIA. THROUGH A FIELD-BASED CONCEPTION OF AFFECT AND PERCEPTION, THE QUESTION OF “MAKING-SENSE” TAKES ON A PERVASIVE YET POTENTIALLY MORE INCLUSIVE AND ACTIVATING DIMENSION OF FUTURE FORMS OF MEDIA-INFUSED MODES OF RESISTANCE.

Słowa kluczowe

  • AFFECT
  • SOCIAL MEDIA
  • SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
  • G20-SUMMIT HAMBURG
  • POLITICS OF PERCEPTION
  • PREEMPTION
  • GILBERT SIMONDON
Otwarty dostęp

Everyday Activism and Resistance By Minority Women in Denmark

Data publikacji: 03 Apr 2021
Zakres stron: 1 - 16

Abstrakt

Abstract

STEREOTYPES OF MINORITY WOMEN, AND IN PARTICULAR MUSLIM WOMEN, ARE BEING USED TO PUSH CERTAIN GROUPS TO THE MARGINS OF DANISH SOCIETY, BOTH DISCURSIVELY AND GEOGRAPHICALLY. FOCUSING ON TWO CASE STUDIES WORKING IN THE SOCIAL PERIPHERY, ANDROMEDA, 8220 AND KVINDER I DIALOG, THIS ARTICLE ILLUMINATES HOW THE SAME STEREOTYPES ARE USED IN THE PRODUCTION OF COUNTERNARRATIVES THAT RESIST STIGMA AND DIVISIVE POLICIES. DESPITE THE MEDIA ATTENTION THAT THE NEW LAWS IN DENMARK SUCH AS “GHETTO” REFORMS AND MASKING BAN HAVE RECEIVED, LESS ATTENTION HAS BEEN PAID TO EXAMPLES OF RESISTANCE AND THE FIGHT FOR POLITICAL SUBJECTIVITY. BY FURTHER DEVELOPING AND EMPLOYING POSTCOLONIAL AND FEMINIST THEORY IN A DANISH CONTEXT, THIS ARTICLE ADDRESSES THIS GAP AND EMBARKS ON AN ANALYSIS OF MINORITY WOMEN’S CULTURAL ACTIVISM AGAINST HOMOGENIZATION.

Słowa kluczowe

  • MARGINALITY
  • RESISTANCE
  • COUNTERNARRATIVE
  • MINORITY WOMEN
  • DENMARK
Otwarty dostęp

Between Borders and Bombs

Data publikacji: 03 Apr 2021
Zakres stron: 1 - 18

Abstrakt

Abstract

THIS ARTICLE ANALYSES THE SAHRAWI TERRITORY AND THE RESISTANCE OF ITS PEOPLE BASED ON A CRITICAL FEMINIST GEOGRAPHY APPROACH. THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH IS TO CONCEIVE THE BODIES OF SAHRAWI WOMEN WHICH ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THEIR TERRITORY (NOT RECOGNISED AFTER THE INVASION OF MOROCCO AND MAURITANIA IN 1975) AS TERRITORIES IN CONFLICT AND IN CONSTANT RISK, EMPHASISING THE POWER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY AND TERRITORY AS SPATIAL SCALES.

THE ARTICLE USES DANCE AS A TOOL FOR AN ETHNOGRAPHIC APPROACH AND EXPLORES THE IMPORTANCE OF “ARTIVISM” AS A POLITICAL ACT AND AS A METHODOLOGY OF ACTION-PARTICIPATION IN THE ARTIFARITI FESTIVAL. WE PARTICIPATED IN THIS FESTIVAL AS PART OF THE HANIN PERFORMING DANCE COLLECTIVE IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND AND LEARN DIRECTLY ABOUT THE SITUATION IN WHICH SAHRAWI WOMEN LIVE. SPACES FOR REFLECTION AND RESISTANCE ARISE AND ALTERNATIVES FOR AND WITH THE SAHRAWI PEOPLE ARE GENERATED THROUGH ART.

Słowa kluczowe

  • SAHRAWI WOMEN
  • MINES
  • TERRITORIES
  • BODIES
  • ARTIVISM
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Everyone Should Be Fatactivists or Fat-Allies

Data publikacji: 03 Apr 2021
Zakres stron: 1 - 14

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FATPHOBIA IS UBIQUITOUS. FATPHOBIA IS A STRUCTURE IN SOCIETY. AND IT AFFECTS THE LIVES OF FAT PEOPLE IN WAYS THAT ARE DAMAGING TO THEIR HEALTH AND CAN CAUSE MAJOR INEQUITIES. THIS ARTICLE MAPS OUT FATPHOBIA AS EVER PRESENT THROUGH THE HISTORY OF WESTERN CULTURE – NO TIME PERIOD EXCEPTIONS – AND IT EXAMINES A VERY IMPORTANT REPORT FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) CONCERNING THE HEALTH HAZARD AND SOCIAL INEQUITIES CAUSED BY FATPHOBIA. SHAKESPEARE’S FATJOKES AND THE EVER PRESENCE OF SHAPEWEAR AND ALL THE PORTRAITS OF JESUS AS A THIN, WHITE MAN SHOW US 5,000 YEARS OF CULTIVATED FATMISIA. THAT IS WHY WHO HAS WRITTEN A REPORT URGING DOCTORS AND OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS TO TREAT FAT PATIENTS WITH EMPATHY AND SENSITIVITY LIKE THEY WOULD THIN PATIENTS. IN MAPPING OUT A STRUCTURE THAT DEHUMANISES PEOPLE OF SIZE, I BRING IN A FEW EXAMPLES FROM MY OWN LIFE AS A FAT PERSON AND AS A FATACTIVIST. EXISTING WHILE FAT IN A WORLD THAT HATES FATNESS IS HARD WORK.

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The Anti-Feminism of the Far-Right Imageboard Terrorists

Data publikacji: 03 Apr 2021
Zakres stron: 1 - 8

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Deconstructing Straight Citizenship

Data publikacji: 03 Apr 2021
Zakres stron: 1 - 8

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ON NOVEMBER 25 2019, DANISH HISTORIAN NIELS NYEGAARD RECEIVED THE NATIONAL KRAKA AWARD FOR AN OUTSTANDING AND INNOVATIVE CONTRIBUTION TO GENDER RESEARCH IN DENMARK FOR HIS PHD DISSERTATION PERVERSE CRIMINALS AND GOOD CITIZENS: HOMOSEXUALITY, HETERONORMATIVITY AND CITIZENSHIP IN COPENHAGEN’S PUBLIC SPHERE, 1906-11. NYEGAARD DEFENDED HIS DISSERTATION AT AARHUS UNIVERSITY IN THE FALL OF 2018. THE DISSERTATION CONDUCTED A GENEALOGICAL STUDY OF MODERN DANISH CITIZENSHIP’S HETERONORMATIVE FOUNDATIONS IN EARLY-TWENTIETH-CENTURY DENMARK. IN HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH, NYEGAARD OUTLINED THE MAJOR CONCLUSIONS FROM HIS DISSERTATION. HE FURTHER PRESENTED ITS FOUCAULDIAN AND QUEER THEORETICAL AXIOMS AND ITS GENEALOGICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO CONTEMPORARY DISCUSSIONS ABOUT SEXUAL CITIZENSHIP, HETERONORMATIVITY, HOMONORMATIVITY AND HOMONATIONALISM.

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Putting a Non-Essentialist Ontology to Work

Data publikacji: 03 Apr 2021
Zakres stron: 1 - 12

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