Exploring the digital frontiers of feminist international relations, this book investigates how gender can be mainstreamed into discourse about technology and security.
With a focus on big data, communications technology, social media, cryptocurrency and decentralized finance, the book explores the ways in which technology presents sites for gender-based violence. Crucially, it examines potential avenues for resistance at these sites, especially regarding the actions of major tech companies, surveillance by repressive governments and attempts to use the Global South as a laboratory for new interventions.
The book draws valuable insights which will be essential to researchers in International Relations, Security Studies and Feminist Security Studies.
Drawing on the words and stories of queer Turkish activists, this book aims to unravel the complexities of queer lives in Turkey. In doing so, it challenges dominant conceptualizations of the queer Turkish experience within critical security discourses.
The book argues that while queer Turks are subjected to ceaseless forms of insecurity in their governance, opportunities for emancipatory resistance have emerged alongside these abuses. It identifies the ways in which the state, the family, Turkish Islam and other socially-mediated processes and agencies can expose or protect queers from violence in the Turkish community.
and systems like Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (mTurk) by cash-strapped researchers looking for subject pools. From a feminist perspective, it is enough to say that these labour dynamics are worthy of further exploration at the junction of FSS and feminist international political economy. Accessibility and disability While I have sought to explore the intersecting nature of gender and other social hierarchies in technology and politics, I believe much more can be said about how disability and accessibility figure into this equation. Within political science at
violence to be coordinated by extremist communities in ways not visible to the public. While Krook (2020) applies these tactics to the study of violence against women in politics – defined as those in political office, candidates, journalists, and activists – definitionally her typology can apply more broadly to gender-based violence as deployed against women and those identifying outside the gender binary. There are additionally connections to race/ethnicity, sexuality, disability, and other axes of difference that call for an intersectional understanding of this
empirical realities. How do we talk about queer people that are so different across cultures, across class lines, across ethnic groups or gender expressions, with varying forms of disability, with divergent political commitments? I argue there are meaningful ways to do so – using this concept of assemblage – but that we must constantly allow for the idea of queerness to shift and incorporate newness. If I deliver nothing else, I hope to demonstrate that queerness manifests unique cultures and important politics, but that its capture of differing identities, people, places
of surveillance ( Ball et al 2012 ; Petersen 2012 ). The types of questions asked in surveillance studies invite dialogue with both political science and feminist international relations. While surveillance studies has primarily been viewed as a sociological discipline, its inherent reflections on power dynamics necessarily make these topics political ( Lyon 2007 ). Moreover, the differential impacts of surveillance systems or cultures on marginalized groups invite reflection about how gender, race, class, (dis)ability, sexuality, and other axes of difference
small minority communities because of the cost and effort involved in reaching or counting them. This impacts small ethnic groups, but also transgender and intersex populations and other groups outside the gender binary. Persons with certain disabilities may also be impacted by the same dynamics. Pugliese (2012) , for example, notes that biometric data collection systems can be expected to fail about 1–3 per cent of the time due to disabilities among the general population. Strategies for resistance and/or reshaping power relations have been advanced in critical