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Low Power to the PeoplePirates, Protest, and Politics in FM Radio Activism$
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Christina Dunbar-Hester

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780262028127

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262028127.001.0001

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The Tools of Gender Production

The Tools of Gender Production

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(p.53) 3 The Tools of Gender Production
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Low Power to the People
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Christina Dunbar-Hester

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262028127.003.0004

This chapter continues the exploration of identity production and work with a special emphasis on gender identity. Recognizing that men’s relationships with technology are a dominant iteration of masculinity, the radio activists sought to challenge the association of technical competence with masculine gender. Radio activists imagined barnraisings and tinkering workshops as spaces where both women and men could be empowered through gaining technical skills. Technical affinity and geek identity were hailed as a means to reconfigure established patterns of masculinity and femininity. However, activists’ hopes did not always match outcomes.

Keywords:   Low-Power FM (LPFM), FM radio, ethnography, activism, gender, masculinity, femininity, technical identity, geek identity, tinkering

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