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Palgrave Macmillan

Feminist Cyberethics in Asia

Religious Discourses on Human Connectivity

ISBN 9781137401649
Publication Date March 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Content and Context in Theological Ethics

The Asian continent which is composed of tiger and emerging economies, is both a big producer and consumer of computer mediated communication. Research on cyberspace in the Asian context, however, began only after the 1990's when the digital revolution spread outside the West. These initial studies which were largely dependent on Western categories, did not probe into the socio-cultural contexts in which the technologies emerged and have developed. This has changed though in the past years. This anthology hopes to contribute, in particular, to the analysis of the mutually constitutive interaction of the use of cyberspace and Asian cultures, with particular attention to ethical, feminist, and religious perspectives especially within Catholic Christianity. Core themes discussed in the contributors' essays are the democratizing potential of cyberspace, the digital/gender divide, global division of digital/virtual labor, cyber-violence against women, women's resistance as well as collusion with masculinist capitalist interests on the Net, masquerading, just internet relations, how web 2.0 spaces are shaping dynamics of power and authority in the church, cyberspace as sacred time and space, and models of spirituality for the digital era.

Agnes M. Brazal is director of the Office for Research and Publications and Graduate Program coordinator at the St. Vincent School of Theology at Adamson University, The Philippines.

Kochurani Abraham is faculty at the Department of Christian Studies, University of Madras, India.


Introduction
PART I: EXCLUSION, INCLUSION AND COLLUSION
1. Resistance/Collusion with Masculinist-Capitalist Fantasies? Japanese and Filipino Women in the Cyber-Terrain; Jeane Peracullo
2. Reading the Cyborg in Singapore: Technology, Gender, and Empowerment; Shirley Soh
3. Digital Revolution – Creating a Flat World for Asian Women!; Virginia Saldanha
4. Just Internet Relations: A Study of High School Girls; Flora Carandang
5. Women in Cyberspace: A New Key to Emancipatory Politics of Location; Kochurani Abraham
PART II: WOMEN, WORK AND FAMILY
6. Ethical-Pastoral Challenges of Call Center Jobs; Jennifer Villagonzalo
7. For Better or For Worse?: Migrant Women Workers and ICTs; Gemma T. Cruz
PART III: RELIGION AND CYBERSPACE
8. From Cyberchurch to Faith Apps: Religion 2.0 on the Rise?; Pauline Hope Cheong
9. Sacralizing Time And Space Through an Epistemology of Peace: A Feminist Reading of DiscipleSFX of Malaysia; Sharon A. Bong
PART IV: SPIRITUAL APPROACHES NECESSARY IN THE DIGITAL AGE
10. The Spirit Hovers Over Cyberspace; Judette Gallares, RC
11. Spiritual Praxis through Photogephy; Yap Fu Lan
12. Spirited Cyborgs; Agnes M. Brazal



Jean Peracullo
Shirley Soh
Virginia Saldanha
Kochurani Abraham
Jennifer Villagonzalo
Gemma T. Cruz
Sharon A. Bong
Pauline Hope Cheong
Judette Gallares, RC
Yap Fu Lan
Agnes Brazal

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