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Shouting from the rooftops : Queer digital storytelling for social impact

Vivienne, Sonja (2011) Shouting from the rooftops : Queer digital storytelling for social impact. In Scherer, Burkhard & Ball, Matthew (Eds.) Queering Paradigms II : Interrogating Agendas. Peter Lang Publishing Inc., Oxford, pp. 171-190.

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    Abstract

    This chapter explores some of the practical and theoretical obstacles and opportunities for self-expression experienced by a group of Queer Dig- ital Storytellers who primarily make and distribute their stories online. “Queer” in this chapter encompasses a diverse range of gender and sexual identities and perspectives on same, including the heterosexual children of queer parents and heterosexual parents of queer children. As such it is also used as a unifying moniker by participants in the Rainbow Family Tree case study that is examined in this chapter. The Digital Storytellers in this case study are largely motivated by a desire to have an impact on social attitudes towards gender and sexuality, both in their personal province of friends and family, and in public domains constituted of unknown or invisible audiences. The privacy and publicity dilemmas that will be considered arise out of positioning personal stories in the public domain and the quandaries that emerge from an activist desire to speak truth to power that is located across a wide cross section of audiences.

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    ID Code: 43992
    Item Type: Book Chapter
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    Keywords: Digital Storytelling, activism, participatory media, privacy, visibility, publicity, invisibility, parrhesia, Foucault
    ISBN: 9783034302951
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Culture Gender Sexuality (200205)
    Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
    Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
    Deposited On: 18 Aug 2011 11:18
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2011 19:12

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