The Digital Divide as a Continuation of Traditional Systems of Inequality
|Pro-Seminar: Social Problems and Social Policy||SOCY 5151|
|Master of Arts in Sociology||Fall 2012|
The Internet has become a global community for those that are able to access it and utilize it effectively. Those individuals who are not among those that fall into that category are considered to be in a “gap” known as the digital divide. The digital divide mimics structural inequality that is found in traditional systems that result in social inequality. Individuals who fall into this divide are not engaged in the same social experience as those who are more privileged. The lessened engagement promotes the continuation of inequality in other spheres such as social status and access to social resources. The ubiquity of the Internet blinds the casual observer of the existence of the digital divide.
I Don’t Like Macho, Put It Away: Considering Queercore Men in Context
|Directed Readings: Subcultural Masculinity||WGST 6800|
|Graduate Certificate in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies||Fall 2012|
This paper considers the different construction of masculinity in the queercore punk scene compared to its mainstream counterpart. Using lyrics and acts of drag through a cultural engine of the Do It Yourself ethic queers mainstream masculinity in acts of queer terrorism. Do these acts challenge mainstream constructions of masculinity or do these acts provide a way for queercore to reinterpret masculinity for its own context?