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Interpreting the Internet: Feminist and Queer Counterpublics in Latin America

Elisabeth Jay Friedman


This book provides the first in-depth exploration of how Latin American feminist and queer activists have interpreted the internet, from its inception in the region through the explosion of social media. They have done so to support their counterpublics: the diverse and dynamic arenas in which they develop their identities, build their communities, and hone their strategies for social change. This region boasts a long history of gender- and sexuality-based counterpublic construction, supported by a range of alternative media. Since the 1990s, aided by a global network of women and men dedicate ... More

Keywords: counterpublic, feminism, queer, LGBT, Latin America, Internet, alternative media, social change, sociomateriality, keystone species, internet layers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520284494
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520284494.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elisabeth Jay Friedman, author
University of San Francisco