E-resistance among palestinian women: Coping in conflict- ridden areas

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The proliferation of digital technologies and cyberspace affects the workings of power, challenging the boundaries of space, place, and time. The development of technological infrastructure that operates on both a day-to-day basis and a global scale can enhance women's chances to resist oppression, but it can also increase crimes against and abuse of women. This article examines the effects of digital technologies on women living in conflict zones. Focusing on two populations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, female college students and mental health workers, the study reveals that cyberspace can serve as a site of resistance and a tool of power in the hands of the occupied, but it also can be a source of danger when the space is bound to the logic of security, surveillance strategies, and politics.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)179-204
Number of pages26
JournalSocial Service Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2011


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