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Feminism, digital culture and the politics of transmission : theory, practice and cultural heritage

By: Withers, Deborah

1783483512 / 9781783483518
Paperback
02/10/2015
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United Kingdom
214 pages
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Feminism, Digital Culture and the Politics of Transmission argues that despite the prevalence of generational narratives within feminism, the technical processes through which knowledge is transmitted across generations remain unexplored.

Taking Bernard Stiegler's concept of the already-there as its starting point the book considers how the politics of transmission operates within digital culture.

It argues that it is necessary to re-orient feminism's political project within what is already-there so that it may respond to an emergent feminist tradition. Grounded in the author's work collecting and interpreting the music-making heritage of the UK Women's Liberation Movement, it explores how digital technologies have enabled empassioned amateurs to make 'archives' within the first decade of the 21st century.

The book reflects on what is technically and politically at stake in the organization and transmission of digital artifacts, and explores what happens to feminist cultural heritage when circuits shut down, stall or become diverted.

BIC:

JFC Cultural studies, JFD Media studies, JFFK Feminism & feminist theory, JFSJ1 Gender studies: women

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