This book examines the role of women bloggers in the Indian Blogosphere. It explores how women use new media technologies to create online spaces that share knowledge, raise awareness, and build communities. A unique work at the intersection of digital culture, feminist theory, and diaspora/transnationalism studies, this book brings to light layered and complex issues such as identity, gender performativity, presentation of self, migration, and citizenship.
This volume will be useful for scholars and researchers of cultural studies, political studies, gender studies, women’s studies, sociology, diaspora studies, feminist theory, media and communication studies.
Table of Contents
Preface and acknowledgements.
1 Introduction: capturing the “breaking wave”.
2 Mapping the Indian blogosphere: blogs as “site” and “text”.
3 New media studies and gendered narratives.
4 Everyday feminisms in cyberspace: blogging about gender.
5 Transcontinental journeys and transnational lives: blogging from the diaspora.
6 Culinary landscapes and gendered domesticity: blogging about food.
7 Conclusion: performing the gendered self.
Sumana Kasturi has a Master’s in Media Studies from Pennsylvania State University, USA, and a Master’s and PhD in Communication from the University of Hyderabad, India. She has previously worked in publishing, print media, and, for the last several years, in international higher education. Her interest in new media is long standing, and she has various published works in this field. She is currently working on two writing projects.