Digital storytelling as everyday activism : Queer identity, voice and networked publics

Vivienne, Sonja (2013) Digital storytelling as everyday activism : Queer identity, voice and networked publics. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

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This thesis investigates the role of personal Digital Stories shared in public spaces as catalysts for social change. By analysing the influence of workshop facilitators, organisations, digital platforms and networked publics on voice and self-representation, it sheds light on shifting meanings of publicness and privacy, both face to face and online. This thesis argues that, despite numerous obstacles, the cumulative influence of diverse voices dispersed among networked publics shape new cultural norms, thereby contributing to gradual social change.

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ID Code: 60660
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Burgess, Jean E. & McKee, Alan
Keywords: digital storytelling, self-representation, networked publics, queer identity, networked identity work, social change, everyday activism, mediation, citizenship , facilitation
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 07 Jun 2013 07:08
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 22:24

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