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Attack of the Fake Geek Girls: Challenging Gendered Harassment and Marginalization in Online Spaces


Abstract Attack of the Fake Geek Girls: Challenging Gendered Harassment and Marginalization in Online Spaces applies feminist, gender, and rhetorical theories and methods, along with critical discourse analysis, to case studies of the popular online social media platforms of Jezebel, Pinterest, and Facebook. This project makes visible the structural inequities that underpin the design and development of internet technologies, as well as commonplace assumptions about who is an online user, who is an active maker of internet technologies, and who is a passive consumer of internet technologies. Applying these critical lenses to these inequities and assumptions enables a re-seeing of commonplace understandings of the relationship between gender performa... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Cowles, Cindy Kay (Author) / Miller, Keith D (Advisor) / Rose, Shirley K (Committee member) / Boyd, Patricia (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Rhetoric / Gender studies / Information technology / digital / discourse / feminist / literacy / socialmedia
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 124 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation English 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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