Akane is a PhD candidate in the Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research at Monash University, Australia. Her PhD research centres on the possibilities of feminine subjectivity formation on blogging social network Tumblr. Upcoming work includes a chapter in the edited book, ‘eGirls, eCitizens’ (University of Ottawa Press, May 2015), entitled ‘Thinking beyond the Internet as a tool: girls’ online spaces as postfeminist structures of surveillance’.
ArticlesAs the use of social networks becomes increasingly commonplace, scholars have observed that associated requirements arise relating to how one’s digital self is practised, worked on, and disseminated (Cover; Miller; Papacharissi). Since the earliest forms of online interaction, scholars have tracked the importance of the question of “realness” in identity and social groupings...Read more