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”Detta är bara vårt, här hänger vi och vi får snacka om vad fan vi vill” : En kvalitativ undersökning av personers upplevelser av att vara en del av feministiska nätverksgemenskaper, fria från män

Gunnarsson, Annie LU (2017) DIKK60 20171
Division of ALM and Digital Cultures
Abstract
The aim with this bachelor thesis is to to create an understanding for how people who primary do not define themselves as men experience the community in digital networks that is separatist for them, as well as examine what significance separatism has for people's perceived sense of community. The informants’ experiences of being a part of digital feminist communities that are free from men, are analyzed with theories concerning Web 2.0, network communities, collective intelligence and intersectional feminism. The bachelor thesis is based on three in depth, qualitative interviews with members from the Swedish Facebook groups Växtgäris and Beauty and Bullshit. The informants saw a need to have a space where male gaze was not represented,... (More)
The aim with this bachelor thesis is to to create an understanding for how people who primary do not define themselves as men experience the community in digital networks that is separatist for them, as well as examine what significance separatism has for people's perceived sense of community. The informants’ experiences of being a part of digital feminist communities that are free from men, are analyzed with theories concerning Web 2.0, network communities, collective intelligence and intersectional feminism. The bachelor thesis is based on three in depth, qualitative interviews with members from the Swedish Facebook groups Växtgäris and Beauty and Bullshit. The informants saw a need to have a space where male gaze was not represented, where they could feel safe and where they did not have to cater to men. Furthermore, Växtgäris and Beauty and Bullshit provided the informants with a room where they did not have to defend their feministic values and actions. The informants meant that people’s differences became less visible in digital spaces, than in physical. The informants were convinced that it would not exist a close sense of community if men also were members, and that the intersectional perspective made the Facebook groups’ members more tolerant towards people that do not belong to the norm, like transgender people and people that are racialized. The informants felt a mutual exchange of knowledge and experiences in the groups, and in Växtgäris they even exchanged plant cuttings. The informants meant that their consumption patterns had changed since they joined the groups, in the sense that they had begun consuming more of what the groups concern. (Less)
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author
Gunnarsson, Annie LU
supervisor
organization
course
DIKK60 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
social media, collective intelligence, Web 2.0, separatism, community, Facebook, networks, feminism, participatory culture, intersectional feminism
language
Swedish
additional info
This student paper was produced at the former Division of Digital Cultures.
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8918224
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2017-06-26 08:58:34
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2019-01-15 10:34:39
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  abstract     = {The aim with this bachelor thesis is to to create an understanding for how people who primary do not define themselves as men experience the community in digital networks that is separatist for them, as well as examine what significance separatism has for people's perceived sense of community. The informants’ experiences of being a part of digital feminist communities that are free from men, are analyzed with theories concerning Web 2.0, network communities, collective intelligence and intersectional feminism. The bachelor thesis is based on three in depth, qualitative interviews with members from the Swedish Facebook groups Växtgäris and Beauty and Bullshit. The informants saw a need to have a space where male gaze was not represented, where they could feel safe and where they did not have to cater to men. Furthermore, Växtgäris and Beauty and Bullshit provided the informants with a room where they did not have to defend their feministic values and actions. The informants meant that people’s differences became less visible in digital spaces, than in physical. The informants were convinced that it would not exist a close sense of community if men also were members, and that the intersectional perspective made the Facebook groups’ members more tolerant towards people that do not belong to the norm, like transgender people and people that are racialized. The informants felt a mutual exchange of knowledge and experiences in the groups, and in Växtgäris they even exchanged plant cuttings. The informants meant that their consumption patterns had changed since they joined the groups, in the sense that they had begun consuming more of what the groups concern.},
  author       = {Gunnarsson, Annie},
  keyword      = {social media,collective intelligence,Web 2.0,separatism,community,Facebook,networks,feminism,participatory culture,intersectional feminism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”Detta är bara vårt, här hänger vi och vi får snacka om vad fan vi vill” : En kvalitativ undersökning av personers upplevelser av att vara en del av feministiska nätverksgemenskaper, fria från män},
  year         = {2017},
}