File spoon-archives/postcolonial.archive/postcolonial_2003/postcolonial.0310, message 41


Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2003 18:59:01 -0400
Subject: reminder - Postcolonial Feminists meet Internet Studies


* All who register will get a chance to engage and participate and workshop 
their ideas and research contexts - discussions are intended to be helpful 
to participants in clarifying the connection between Postcolonial Theory 
and Internet Studies.

* [What counts and Postcolonial Studies - What counts as Internet Studies? 
- What counts as doing something at the intersection of both?]

* If you have already registered please email me (radhika-AT-cyberdiva.org) 
asap - so I can include your name, affiliation and topic (or point of 
interest/engagement in relation to this precon), and if you have one, a 100 
word abstract, so we can hand these out to all participants in the handout 
at the precon and send you an email on the details of the plan for the 
afternoon.

* Postcolonial Feminists Meet Internet Studies (afternoon, Wednesday, 
October 15)
* Organizer: Radhika Gajjala, Associate Professor, Department of 
Interpersonal Communication Bowling Green State University

This preconvention will be a space where we will assert the basic 
problematics and struggles involved in bringing together the two fields 
postcolonial feminisms" and "internet studies". This is as much about 
making postcolonial theory take Internet (and associated 
"virtuality")studies seriously as it is about voicing postcolonial feminist 
perspectives on Internet studies. Postcolonial issues - at the intersection 
of race, gender, class, caste, geography and economics - in relation to 
Internet studies often tend to get subsumed (or side-tracked) under liberal 
cyberfeminist discourses while only obliquely addressed in 
"intercultural/multicultural" approaches . Concepts of collaborative or 
cross-disciplinary work alone are not sufficient to address the issues of 
unequal power that arise at the intersection of postcolonial theory and 
Internet studies.


Topics covered include digital diasporas and religion, globalization and 
third-world contexts, migrant labor and the production of technologies, 
race, class and gender and so on. Main Speakers/Respondents include: 
Jillana Enteen, Theresa Senft, Mary Keller, Charles Ess, Michel Menou and 
Radhika Gajjala for more information on registering for this etc - see 
http://www.ecommons.net/aoir/conference.phtml#rad 
http://personal.bgsu.edu/~radhik




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