Abstract

Recent discourses on cyberculture have changed the patterns of women’s everyday lives and their politics of identity. The various debates on women’s relationship to cyberspace provide new modes of conceiving subjectivity as well as new notions of women’s shared experiences. This paper examines the recent debates regarding women’s relationship to cyberspace, focusing on women’s body and reconstruction of identity.

Though cyberspace is helpful for understanding new directions of feminism in the age of cyberculture, the logic of identity through the binary structures of mind/body and real/virtual should be examined in terms of the changing views on cyberspace. Through transgressed boundaries and potent fusions, cyberspace can offer us a new way of envisaging the relation of technology to women. In particular, Deleuze and Guattari’s concepts of assemblage and multiplicity are helpful for reconfiguring women’s identities in an increasingly dominant cyberculture age. It provides the possibility that new connections of technologies and bodies might generate a field within which women’s identity might be newly constructed. It also shows that the alliance between feminism and technology can help women find new ways of constructing identities, which leads to establish the proper social, cultural, and political positions of women in the cyber age.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2383-9899
Print ISSN
2092-6081
Pages
pp. 125-149
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-06
Open Access
No
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