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[ecrea] new book: Feminism, Digital Culture and the Politics of Transmission Theory, Practice and Cultural Heritage By Deborah Withers

Wed Nov 04 11:56:33 GMT 2015

I am pleased to announce my new book /Feminism, Digital Culture and the
Politics of Transmission: Theory, Practice and Cultural Heritage/ is now

Read on for more details, content previews and 30% off discount codes!

*Feminism, Digital Culture and the Politics of Transmission
Theory, Practice and Cultural Heritage
By Deborah Withers**

“With astute theoretical insight, oral narratives, and personal
accounts, Withers reminds us that feminism’s archive is a rich 'heritage
resource' that does more than transmit history—feminism’s archive is
also the carrier of values, knowledges, cultural forms and practices
that are as vital to the past as they are to the present and future.
Original and meticulously researched, this book contributes to a growing
dialogue on feminist archives and generational politics while also
documenting British feminist history in the late twentieth to early
twenty-first centuries.” – Kate Eichhorn, The New School

Feminism, Digital Culture and the Politics of Transmission argues that
despite the prevalence of generational narratives within feminism, the
technical processes through which knowledge is transmitted across
generations remain unexplored. Taking Bernard Stiegler's concept of the
already-there as its starting point the book considers how the politics
of transmission operates within digital culture. It argues that it is
necessary to re-orient feminism's political project within what is
already-there so that it may respond to an emergent feminist tradition.
Grounded in the author's work collecting and interpreting the
music-making heritage of the UK Women's Liberation Movement, it explores
how digital technologies have enabled empassioned amateurs to make
'archives' within the first decade of the 21st century. The book
reflects on what is technically and politically at stake in the
organization and transmission of digital artifacts, and explores what
happens to feminist cultural heritage when circuits shut down, stall or
become diverted.

“A substantial, judicious, and highly effective mobilisation of key
tenets of Stiegler’s work pertaining to memory, technology, and cultural
transmission. Withers develops a cogent political reformulation of
questions of memory, heritage, and archival matters of preservation and
access in the digital age in this book project. Her use of Stiegler is
central to this, and indeed represents an important introduction to his
philosophical critique of the digital mediated world to an area where
his ideas have particular relevance but are under-represented.” –
Patrick Crogan, University of the West of England
“Following in the footsteps of other recent studies on feminism’s
‘already-there’, Deborah Withers’ focus on the music archives of the WLM
provides a vivid and compelling illustration of what this means in
practice, as well as extending its theoretical implications through her
astute re-imagining of transmission and digitalisation. Highly
recommended.” – Lynne Pearce, Lancaster University
**30% off with code RLI078*** when buying through publisher's website
Oct 2015 | HB £70.00/$105.00 9781783483501 | PB £23.95/$34.95
9781783483518 | eBook £22.95/$33.99 9781783483525
Content preview here:

*Contents:* Acknowledgements / Introduction / 1. Feminism’s
Already-There? / 2. Feminist Knowledge Formation and the Already-There /
3. Generation and Conflict / 4. Intangible Cultural Heritage,
Transmission and Alternative Traditions / 5. Digital Technologies,
Transmission and Long Circuits / 6. Digital Archives of Process / 7.
Orientation within. Already-There / Bibliography / Index

New book /Feminism, Digital Culture and the Politics of Transmission:
Theory, Practice and Cultural Heritage/
out now!

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