Gender, Abolition, Gender Abolition: An Exploration of Social Media, Identity Formation, and Queer Community
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Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2023 Sammy M Shrestha
I place online artifacts and phenomena in conversation with extensive academic writing on the nature of gender and the nature of abolition, and I contend that particular types of exploration and identity formation online can constitute gender abolition in practice. Ultimately, I argue that gender abolition is a helpful framework for building queer community and life, and I secondarily argue that social media, with significant limitations, does allow for gender abolition to take place in ways it would not be able to otherwise.
Shrestha, Sammy, "Gender, Abolition, Gender Abolition: An Exploration of Social Media, Identity Formation, and Queer Community" (2023). Pomona Senior Theses. 277.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.