Author First name, Last name, Institution

Zoe Hurley, Zayed University

ORCID Identifiers

0000-0002-9870-8677

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Social Media and Society

Publication Date

4-1-2019

Abstract

© The Author(s) 2019. Web 2.0. seemingly offered empowering opportunities for women globally. While #hashtags gained momentum, liberating women to speak-out against sexual oppression, forging networks for the right to learn to drive, to bridge the gender pay gaps, and to close digital divide, the era of the posthuman, postdigital, and postgender seemed to be just around the corner. A key aspect of this apparent empowerment has been the visual scope of social media that allows women to show the world who they are and how they want to be seen. Teaching in a media and communications program at a university in Dubai, I became interested in the emerging trend of Arab women presenting their lives on social media via image-sharing platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat and assumed that these practices challenged gender inequalities.

ISSN

2056-3051

Publisher

SAGE Publications Ltd

Volume

5

Issue

3

First Page

206000000000000

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

empowerment, gender, social media, visual

Scopus ID

85068972294

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Gold: This publication is openly available in an open access journal/series

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