THE SOCIAL NETWORKS OF CYBERFEMINISM IN SPAIN: IDENTITY AND ACTION REPERTOIRES Articles uri icon

publication date

  • March 2019

issue

  • 1

volume

  • 19

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 1578-8946

abstract

  • This article explores the daily activity of the cyberfeminist communities in Spain from the study of social media as spaces for identity formation and repertoires of political action. Starting from the analytical framework of social movements, cyberfeminism and its relationship with technologies, the article tries to understand the use of digital spaces for collective action. From the foundations of virtual ethnography, four reference communities on Facebook are analyzed (according to institutionality and existence of offline base) to assess how discourses against gender violence are articulated, as well as the participation and groupings that coexist in these platforms. As a result, six different effects are identified in the communication of these digital groups, concluding that their deliberative dimension regarding gender violence is scarce and insufficient in the era of Web 2.0.

keywords

  • cyberfeminism; virtual ethnography; social media; identity; gender-based violence; construction; movements