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SOS6.4.4 Bloggriot slash feminism (web course) 5 ECTS
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Intermediate studies
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Degree Programme in Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences

General description

Internet has been described by Anette Markham (1998) through three metaphors: as a tool, as a place and as a way of being. These three do not exclude each other, but help us understand computer mediated communication. In this course we will focus on blogs. Throughout the course we will discuss and analyze blogs through discourse analysis. We will study how blogs are perceived and gendered and gendering, resistance and activism, different themes and niches in blogs, methodological and ethical issues connected to blog research and blogs as spaces.

Learning outcomes:

– basic knowledge to analyze blogs through concepts such as resistance, space/place and gender

– get acquainted with ethical and methodological questions concerning blog research


active participation, individual assignments and group discussions

Enrolment for University Studies

The enrolment link is valid from August 24th to September 10th.


Lotta Palmgren, University of Helsinki, Teacher responsible


18-Sep-2017 – 17-Nov-2017


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

The course is organized by HILMA Network for Gender Studies.

If you will selected to the course, please contact the course contact person in Tampere University (Hanna Ojala, Hanna.L.Ojala@uta.fi) for agreeing on the registration of the course.