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In/visibility of LGBTQ people in the Arab Spring

Kreps, DG 2012, In/visibility of LGBTQ people in the Arab Spring , in: Cultural attitudes towards technology and communication, June 18-20 2012, Aarhus, Denmark.

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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-in- progress paper introducing a project which sets out to make a contribution on these lines, by making their voices heard.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Centre for Digital Business
Publisher: CATAC
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: DGP Kreps
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2012 16:11
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:29
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/22908

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