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The Voices of #MeToo

From Grassroots Activism to a Viral Roar

Carly Gieseler



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Rowman & Littlefield
15 July 2019
Communication studies; Sexual abuse & harassment; Gender studies: women; Political activism
The Voices of #MeToo: From Grassroots Activism to a Viral Roar illustrates the complicated, intersectional genealogy of #MeToo - arguably one of the most successful social media projects in recent history. Exploring intersectional identity politics in #MeToo reveals how marginalized voices are engaged or silenced in the social media juggernaut. This text analyzes the discursive moment of the movement within diverse communities facing issues of: racism, classism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, ethnocentrism, binaried ideologies, toxic masculinities and systemic oppression. This book too interrogates the implications of #MeToo including: the experiential duality of public and private citizens; the appropriation and silencing surrounding identity politics and grassroots activism for people of color; the double-bind of oppression and dismissal for the LGBTQ+ community; the varied responses to #MeToo around the developed, developing, and underdeveloped world; the unique experiences and challenges facing citizens with disabilities in discussing #MeToo; and, the discussion of destabilized masculinity for hetero, cisgender men living in the #MeToo moment.
By:   Carly Gieseler
Imprint:   Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 228mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   277g
ISBN:   9781538128015
ISBN 10:   1538128012
Pages:   184
Publication Date:   15 July 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Carly Gieseler is Associate Professor of Speech Communication in the Department of Performing and Fine Arts at York College - City University of New York. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of South Florida. Her work focuses on intersectional issues of performance, identity and representation in emerging trends, activist movements, and marginalized communities across our changing media and communication landscape.

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