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ERIC Number: EJ788862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0994
Transnational Feminist Rhetorics in a Digital World
Queen, Mary
College English, v70 n5 p471-489 May 2008
In this essay, the author examines the digital circulations of representations of one Afghan women's rights organization--the Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)--to demonstrate the importance of a global and digital field for feminist rhetorical analysis. Specifically, this analysis traces how women's self-representations are transformed through their circulation within global fields of rhetorical action in ways that often "fix" these women within neoliberal frameworks of "democracy" and "women's rights," thus erasing the multiple ways in which women across the globe use Internet technology to create and claim identities, agency, and political activism outside of the circulation of one-third world rhetorics of power. This essay emphasizes the importance of understanding the cybercirculation and mediation of representations of RAWA through Internet technologies--a factor that has often been ignored by feminists from the West as they strive to deploy RAWA as an agent for their own ends. (Contains 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan