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dc.contributor.authorLane, Laura
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-03T17:50:56Z
dc.date.available2020-01-03T17:50:56Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/14596
dc.description.abstractSocial media such as Facebook have become a significant space where social interactions increasingly take place. Within these spaces, users construct and engage with information that may facilitate social movements such as feminism. This study explored ways feminists learn, challenge, and reproduce discourses related to gender and feminism through Facebook. This research is positioned within current literature and theory related to gendered contexts of social media engagement and feminist social movement learning. Using qualitative interviews and a digital focus group, I investigated the experiences of 9 women who either learn about or engage with feminism through Facebook. Using critical feminist discourse analysis, I coded and analyzed themes that related to ways feminism is represented, constructed, navigated, and limited through Facebook. Specifically, I considered ways in which feminism can be learned, ways Facebook can be used as a learning platform, and ways gendered power relations can influence feminist engagement online. I advocate for continued exploration of and engagement with feminist uses of Facebook.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectAdult Education, Social Movement Learning, Feminismen_US
dc.titleFacebooking for Feminism: Social Network Sites as Feminist Learning Spacesen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.namePh.D. Educational Studiesen_US
dc.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSocial Justice and Equity Studies Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Educationen_US


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