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#Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation.


#Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation

Edited by Abigail De Kosnik and Keith P. Feldman

University of Michigan Press


365 pages



This exploration of the socio-political impact of Twitter unites scholars in social media, media studies, critical race theory, gender studies, women's studies, and postcolonial studies; all contributors are affiliated with The Color of New Media, a scholarly collective at the University of California-Berkeley. They investigate the growth of social justice movements on Twitter, looking especially at unintended consequences, such as the use of Twitter against women, queers, and people of color. The book opens with a discussion of theories of social media platforms as performance spaces. Discussion then moves to topics such as social media and the death of Sandra Bland, emerging modes of TV audience interaction, survivor-centered spaces for abolishing partner violence, and homophobic Twitter hashtags. Twitter use in India and Africa is also examined. B&w photos and screenshots are included. (Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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