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Title: Activismo y prácticas digitales en la construcción de una esfera LGTB en España
Other Titles: Activism and digital practices in the construction of an LGTB sphere in Spain
Activisme et pratiques numériques dans la construction d'une sphère LGBT en Espagne
Ativismo e práticas digitais na construção de uma esfera LGBT na Espanha
Author: Enguix Grau, Begoña
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Estudis d'Arts i Humanitats
Keywords: LGTB activism
digital practices
social networks
Issue Date: Feb-2016
Publisher: Dados, Revista de Ciências Sociais
Citation: Enguix Grau, B. (2016). Activismo y prácticas digitales en la construcción de una esfera LGTB en España. Dados, Revista de Ciências Sociais, 59(3), 755-787. doi:10.1590/00115258201691
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Abstract: Based on the anthropological interrogation into communities and the construction of a public sphere, this article approaches the digital strategies used to shape what may be referred to as the Spanish LGTB sphere. I consider LGTB activism as themain producer of legitimized social discourse, and have therefore analyzed the websites of seven LGTB collectives and other digital resources in order to examine the articulation of digital and non-digital practices, based on a shared knowledge evoking collective identities and feeding activism. In combining anthropological fieldwork on activism and digital ethnographies for virtual environments, I suggest that despite their intensive use of digital resources, the LGTB sphere still largely depends on traditional social networks. As a consequence, the article questions the usefulness of conceiving of digital and non-digital relations as separate and distinct and discusses this embeddedness as a main feature of contemporary activism.
Language: Spanish
ISSN: 0011-5258MIAR
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