Thesis abstract

at this point-

The project refers to the use of new technologies for the production and circulation of activist media by contemporary queer/ feminist activists in

Britain. The focus is on new networking conditions

created by new media and their incorporation by feminist/ queer activists. I am interested in how the experience of producing ephemeral media

with new technologies is different from earlier forms,

for example zines, and, in particular, how the capability of digital archiving and sharing shapes production attitudes, form and content.

Moreover, I aim to understand how activists interact with

commercial media strategies like advertising. What kind of cultural capital and media literacy is needed by activists and to what

cultural/political collective memories do they speak? My corpus

is the work of groups and individuals, their attitudes and practices. By exploring networking conditions of media production,

eventually I ask: do they signify the emergence of ‘new feminisms’?