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Digital Dilemmas

Transforming Gender Identities and Power Relations in Everyday Life

  • Diana C. Parry
  • Corey W. Johnson
  • Simone Fullagar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Diana C. Parry, Luc S. Cousineau, Corey W. Johnson, Simone Fullagar
    Pages 1-19
  3. Theory in Digital and Leisure Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Ashley Love
      Pages 53-71
  4. Methodological Discussions and Guideposts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Luc S. Cousineau, Harrison Oakes, Corey W. Johnson
      Pages 95-117
  5. Dilemmas at the Intersection of Gender, Gender Identity, and Digitality

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 245-250

About this book


The proliferation of digital technologies, virtual spaces, and new forms of engagement raise key questions about the changing nature of gender relations and identities within democratic societies. This book offers a unique collection of chapters that brings together scholars from diverse backgrounds to explore how gender experiences and identities are being transformed by digital technologies in ways that affirm or deny social justice. 


gendered leisure advocacy civic engagement digital practices leisure spaces digital sociology Feminism Twitter Social Media Black women Digital Black Feminism Sexual Violence Activism Women in Sport

Editors and affiliations

  • Diana C. Parry
    • 1
  • Corey W. Johnson
    • 2
  • Simone Fullagar
    • 3
  1. 1.University of WaterlooWaterloo, ONCanada
  2. 2.Department of Recreation & Leisure StudiesUniversity of WaterlooWaterloo, ONCanada
  3. 3.Department for HealthUniversity of BathBathUK

About the editors

Diana Parry is a Professor in Applied Health Studies, at the University of Waterloo. Utilizing a feminist lens, Diana's research privileges women's standpoints and aims to create social change and enact social justice by challenging the medical model of scholarship. In particular, Diana’s research explores the personal and political links between women's leisure and women's health, broadly defined. Most recently, Dr. Parry’s research has focused on the intersections of women’s health and technology.

Corey Johnson’s theorizing and qualitative inquiry focuses its attention on the power relations between dominant (white, male, heterosexual, etc.) and non-dominant populations in the cultural contexts of leisure. This examination provides important insight into both the privileging and discriminatory practices that occur in contemporary leisure settings.  His scholarship has been published in journals like the Journal of Leisure Research, Leisure Sciences, The Journal of Homosexuality and the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education just to name a few. 

Simone Fullagar is a sociologist who has been engaged in theoretical debates and empirical research on gender and feminism in the context of leisure, sport and health in Australia and the UK for over 15 years. She was appointed as the inaugural Chair of Physical Studies in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Bath in 2014. Simone has previously published an edited collection, a co-authored monograph and is currently completing another co-authored monograph on the Feminist Biopolitics of Depression and Recovery for Palgrave (due September 2017). 

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