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.
|Title of host publication||Routledge handbook of gender and feminist geographies|
|Editors||Anindita Datta, Peter Hopkins, Lynda Johnston, Elizabeth Olson, Joseli Maria Silva|
|Place of Publication||London ; New York|
|Publisher||Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|