Cyberspace and child abuse images - A feminist perspective
Harrison, Christine, MA. (2006) Cyberspace and child abuse images - A feminist perspective. AFFILIA-JOURNAL OF WOMEN AND SOCIAL WORK, 21 (4). pp. 365-379. ISSN 0886-1099Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0086109906292313
This article approaches cyberspace as a socially constructed space in which gendered power relations are replicated and examines how cyberspace has been expropriated to escalate child sexual abuse and other sexual offenses. Making connections between different forms of abuse of women and children demonstrates that feminist perspectives provide an essential framework for understanding how new information and communication technologies are reinforcing attitudes that degrade and dehumanize women and children. Analyzing the relationship between gender and other oppressions challenges the hegemony of discourses that emphasize freedom and the democratizing potential of cyberspace and shows how cyberspace is a site for increased violence and exploitation of women and children.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Health and Social Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||AFFILIA-JOURNAL OF WOMEN AND SOCIAL WORK|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 365-379|
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