Awkward Politics: Technologies of Popfeminist Activism by Carrie Smith-Prei

By Carrie Smith-Prei

The elevated use of electronic instruments for political activism has prompted heated debates in regards to the effectiveness of electronic campaigns for political swap and feminist motives. whereas technology’s immediacy and transnational succeed in have broadened the aptitude impression of activism, it has, even as, advanced the targets, materiality, and intake of feminist activities.

In Awkward Politics, Carrie Smith-Prei and Maria Stehle recommend that awkwardness bargains a way of attractive with twenty-first century feminist activism via accounting for the uncertainty of popfeminist moments and events, its occasionally illegible meanings, impacts, and aesthetics. by means of investigating transnational media starting from popfeminist functionality paintings, track, road activism, blogs, and hashtags to literature, movie, educational concept, and protests, the authors display that viewing activist paintings in the course of the lens of awkwardness can yield a nuanced critique. by means of constructing awkwardness right into a theoretical instrument for intervention, a key suggestion of feminist politics, and a relocating goal, this leading edge learn dramatically alters the ways that we technique activism, its types, events, and results. It additionally indicates a vast diversity of applicability, from social events to the academy.

Breaking new floor throughout the intersections of know-how, consumerism, and the political in popfeminist paintings, Awkward Politics highlights the urgency of feminist politics and activism.

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