Brown Bag with Elisabeth Friedman

Thursday, October 17, 2013
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM
Kalmanovitz Hall 209 - Conference Room
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CELASA Brown Bag Lunch Lecture

Elisabeth Friedman (Politics and Latin American Studies)

Vida Privada/Vida Visible: Latin American Lesbian Feminists’ Digital Counterpublics

As with other marginalized communities, lesbian feminists in Latin America have used internet-based technologies to extend their counterpublics — arenas for constructing solidarity and challenging domination. Rather than reflecting the latest trends in technological development, “digital” counterpublics are intimately linked to community needs and challenges: in this case, ensuring a place for private exchange while enhancing the visibility of lesbian existence. This work-in-progress draws from original interviews and online evidence from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Peru to offer a perspective on the transformation of technology and movement.

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