Transnational Technologies of Gender and Mediated Intimacy
Laura’s PhD project is concerned with young women’s online consumer magazines, focusing on ten publications based in the UK and in Spain but accessed worldwide. The research examines representations of gender, sex, sexuality and intimate relationships. It also explores the ways this media relates to feminism and the digital era. Informed by a feminist poststructuralist perspective, and in the context of a solidary-critical position, Laura’s thesis integrates qualitative analyses of: a) magazine editorial content; b) user discussions in the forums; and c) 68 interviews with producers, primarily editors and writers.