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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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|
|Depositing User:||DGP Kreps|
|Date Deposited:||25 Jun 2012 17:11|
|Last Modified:||17 Dec 2012 13:28|
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