In/Visibility of LGBTQ People in the Arab Spring: Making LGBTQ Voices Heard

Kreps, David (2012) In/Visibility of LGBTQ People in the Arab Spring: Making LGBTQ Voices Heard. In: Proceedings Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology 2012. Murdoch University, Murdoch, pp. 212-227.

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Abstract

LGBTQ use of the internet is a growing area of study. However most studies focus mainly on the US and the UK, and none pays much (if any) attention to the experience of LGBTQ people in countries where it is illegal to be LGBTQ. The events of the Arab Spring, significantly, signal the possibility that change may be possible in these countries, yet there seems to be little material on what LGBTQ people in these countries are actually thinking, doing, etc, and in particular what role the internet may be playing in this. This is a research-inprogress paper introducing a project which sets out to make a contribution on these lines, by making their voices heard.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology, Proceedings > CATaC Conference 2012
Depositing User: Sissi Kemp
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2012 13:08
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2012 13:08
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/2150

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