Digital Intimacy: Young Women and Social Transformation in Asia mini-symposia series #03

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Subject Fields
Cultural History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Sociology, Asian History / Studies

Date: 10 Mar 2022 (Thu)
Time: 6:00 p.m. IST India / 8:30 p.m. GMT+8 Hong Kong
Format: Online via Zoom

Carman K. M. Fung (Teaching Associate, University of Melbourne)
Smita V (Project Coordinator, Women's Rights Programme)

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How do young women understand and experience intimacy in the age of social media? Are their experiences qualitatively different after the millennial turn and the rapid expansion of digital technologies? What impact do these digital experiences and understanding of intimacy have on how millennial subjects experience, understand, and negotiate social relations in globalizing Asia?

This mini-symposia series is a part of the multi-sited ongoing research project, Digital Intimacy: Young Women and Social Transformation in Asia, which looks at college-going women in Bangalore, Singapore, Hong Kong and Guangzhou to understand how their lives in these aspiring “smart” cities are being shaped by the phenomenal growth of digital technology use in Asia in the past ten years. It aims to throw new light on emerging practices of digital intimacy, with specific reference to how young, college-going women cultivate digital personae of their selves, and how such personae forge new ways of negotiating and navigating the realms of (a) courtship/marriage, (b) kinship/family and (c) tertiary education.

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