Disturbing Hegemonic Discourse: Nonbinary Gender and Sexual Orientation Labeling on Tumblr

Disturbing Hegemonic Discourse: Nonbinary Gender and Sexual Orientation Labeling on Tumblr

Abstract

In this specific article, We examine lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) Tumblr bloggers’ bio boxes and “About Me” pages to demonstrate the methods sex and orientation that is sexual are built through community-regulated and community-generated labeling techniques. Tumblr encourages counter-cultures (and labeling practices) to not just form but also to flourish because of its distinctive affordances including tagging and weblog formatting. This short article examines not just just exactly just how these affordances form usage and, afterwards, identification construction on Tumblr but in addition the ways that Tumblr bloggers have actually embraced affordances to produce community-accepted conventions of identification construction. Read more