115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Thinking About the Transnational in Digital Feminisms and Social Justice Activism

Annalee Lepp, University of Victoria, British Columbia

This paper will analyze the "transnational" in digital feminisms and social justice activism through the lens of transnational feminist theories. What are the possibilities and limitations of developing a truly transnational social justice politics in the digital realm?

Proposal: 

This paper will analyze the "transnational" in digital feminisms and social justice activism through the lens of transnational feminist theories. What are the possibilities and limitations of developing a truly transnational social justice politics in the digital realm? How should the transnational be conceptualized so as not to reproduce discriminatory, anti-intersectional, colonial and, orientalist logics and practices? Are there best practices upon which to build?