Doing gender in the digital: feminist geographic methods changing research?

Jessica McLean, Sophia Maalsen, Nicole McNamara

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This chapter analyses how feminist geographic methods have contributed to the digital turn and considers the intersections of methods shaped by feminist geographic approaches with a focus on the digital. The digital has empowering potentials – as seen in the growth of feminist action in social media – but also serious drawbacks, especially in creating excessive attention demands and counterproductive spaces. We argue that feminist geographic methods reveal important aspects of the digital, including contradictory possibilities for gender and feminist politics; and, rather than celebrating big data approaches, we query what it means to do research in this paradoxical space.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge handbook of gender and feminist geographies
EditorsAnindita Datta, Peter Hopkins, Lynda Johnston, Elizabeth Olson, Joseli Maria Silva
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781315164748
ISBN (Print)9781138057685
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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