Digital Intimacy mini-symposia series 數位親密關係講座系列

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.

This project is supported by the General Research Fund (Project No.: 13600720), Research Grants Council Hong Kong.

Organised by the Centre for Cultural Research and Development, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, and the Centre for Inter-Asian Research, Ahmedabad University, India.

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Contentious politics : digital media and transnational feminist activism | Digital Intimacy: Young Women and Social Transformation in Asia | Sara LIAO

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Pink and yellow ribbons : iconographies of resistance and the construction of sexual and gender identity in dating apps | Digital Intimacy: Young Women and Social Transformation in Asia | Ruepert Jiel Dionisio CAO

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Digital dilettante and the creation of romance | Digital Intimacy: Young Women and Social Transformation in Asia | Nimmi RANGASWAMY

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The usefulness of ambiguity | Digital Intimacy: Young Women and Social Transformation in Asia | Hua SU

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Very friendly, very quickly | Digital Intimacy: Young Women and Social Transformation in Asia | Nisha SUSAN

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Strategic identities : Chinese & Hong Kong queer women's self-presentations on lesbian dating apps | Digital Intimacy: Young Women and Social Transformation in Asia | K. M. Carman FUNG

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The many realms of digital intimacies | Digital Intimacy: Young Women and Social Transformation in Asia | Smita V

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Gender politics of dating apps in urban China | Digital Intimacy: Young Women and Social Transformation in Asia | Lik Sam CHAN

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Virtual refuge to assertion | Digital Intimacy: Young Women and Social Transformation in Asia | Dhiren BORISA

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Her private life | Digital Intimacy: Young Women and Social Transformation in Asia | Paromita VOHRA

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Making room for (inter) personal intimacy in the digital age | Digital Intimacy: Young Women and Social Transformation in Asia | Sonia WONG