Trans-Hispanic Networks of Feminist Solidarity: The Rise and Spread of #8M

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  1. 1. Vanessa Ceia

    McGill University

  2. 2. Rhian Lewis

    McGill University

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On March 8 2019, Spanish-speaking Twitter communities erupted with a polyvocal outcry against gender violence, while simultaneous offline protests took place in cities across the globe. This paper presents the results of a multi-modal spatial and thematic analysis of regional appropriations of the hashtag #8M (8 March) to illustrate the carrefours/intersections of trans-Hispanic networks of feminist solidarity online. Through spatial, network, and word frequency analyses of #8M, we examine the hashtag’s intersections with existing transnational and regionally-specific feminist Twitter dialogues, including the #NiUnaMenos movement launched to combat femicide in Argentina and the hashtag #Cuéntalo used to protest the lenient sentencing of a group of men who raped a woman in Pamplona, Spain. By combining quantitative and geospatial analyses using Twitter Archiving Google Sheets, Voyant-Tools, and Carto with targeted close readings of tweets containing #8M, this paper traces the regional variations in a large, multinational online Spanish-language conversation about gender violence.

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ADHO - 2020
"carrefours / intersections"

Hosted at Carleton University, Université d'Ottawa (University of Ottawa)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

July 20, 2020 - July 25, 2020

475 works by 1078 authors indexed

Conference cancelled due to coronavirus. Online conference held at Data for this conference were initially prepared and cleaned by May Ning.

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Series: ADHO (15)

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