Stich`n bitch: cyberfeminism, a third place and the new materiality

Minahan, Stella and Wolfram Cox, Julie 2007, Stich`n bitch: cyberfeminism, a third place and the new materiality, Journal of material culture, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 5-21.

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Title Stich`n bitch: cyberfeminism, a third place and the new materiality
Author(s) Minahan, Stella
Wolfram Cox, Julie
Journal name Journal of material culture
Volume number 12
Issue number 1
Start page 5
End page 21
Publisher Sage
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1359-1835
1460-3586
Keyword(s) craft
gender
information society
leisure
nostalgia
Summary We discuss the emergence of a new craft movement known as Stitch'nBitch. Prevalent around the globe, particularly among women, this movement is based locally in places such as hotels and cafes, and virtually using the internet. The women meet to knit, stitch and talk. The groups use new technologies as an enabler and resource exchange. At the same time, their presence can be seen, in part, as a negative response to major political, social and technological changes including globalization, terrorism, damage to the environment and the dislocation of the Information Society. We introduce five themes to assist in the development of a research agenda into this new form of material culture, discussing (1) remedial, (2) progressive, (3) resistance, (4) nostalgic and (5) ironic possibilities. Each is considered in terms of their respective foci on community, cyberfeminism, craft, conservation and comment.
Language eng
Field of Research 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2007, Sage Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007016

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