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Title: Materiality and Discursivity of Cyber Violence Against Women in India
Authors: Sarkar, Sahana
Rajan, Benson
Keywords: Cyber violence, gender-based hate speech, image-based sexual abuse, gender, women
Issue Date: 22-Feb-2021
Publisher: Journal of Creative Communications, Sage Publications, India
Citation: Sarkar, S., & Rajan, B. (2021). Materiality and Discursivity of Cyber Violence Against Women in India. Journal of Creative Communications, (In Press), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0973258621992273
Abstract: With the advent of the digital age and online networks, a new facet of human experience materialised called the cyberspace. In other words, it is an addition to an individual’s intrapsychic world. Millions of people are using the Internet as a day-to-day activity to enhance their lives while at the same time there are people who are using it for anti-social purposes such as stalking, harassing, bullying and so on. This, with the advent of the Internet, has become a new weapon of abuse. This research intends to bring the two realms of virtual and physical, which are considered as binaries into a productive dialogue on violence against women. In doing so, it takes forward the narratives of cyber violence survivors into rethinking the construction of disembodied and embodied violence. I pursue this aim by exploring how women survivors of India conceptualise and respond to cyber violence. This is a qualitative exploratory study located within the theoretical framework of feminist standpoint theory in order to engage each survivor’s story from their individual standpoint. An in-depth interview was conducted for 30 women survivors in India. This study will help to critically understand cyber violence as an embodied experience.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10739/4585
https://doi.org/10.1177/0973258621992273
ISSN: 0973-2594
Appears in Collections:JGU Research Publications

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