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Fempreneurs and Digital Feminist Publishing

journal contribution
posted on 27.10.2020, 16:24 by Kaitlynn Mendes
Through semi-structured interviews, online ethnography, and secondary data analysis on a wide range of popular feminist blogs from Canada, the US and UK, this article teases out connections amongst ‘the business of feminism’ (Young 1998) between traditional print and contemporary digital feminist blogs. While both forms of publishing are highly affective, precarious and often rely on unpaid labour, feminist bloggers face some unique challenges, such as finding sustainable ways to digitally archive and preserve content, and developing digital defence and management strategies to tackle the rise of coordinate online misogyny. Marked by the continued erosion of the welfare state and rise of neoliberal ideologies, this article demonstrates how enterprising feminist bloggers – or ‘fempreneurs’ – are finding many creative ways to sustain their activism.

History

Citation

Women: a cultural review, in press

Author affiliation

School of Media, Communication and Sociology.

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Women: a cultural review

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

issn

0957-4042

Acceptance date

04/10/2020

Copyright date

2020

Publisher DOI

Language

en