Nationalism 2.0 Gender and Nationalism Mediated in the Use of Internet Tools of GABRIELA USA

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Nationalism 2.0 Gender and Nationalism Mediated in the Use of Internet Tools of GABRIELA USA


Matsuzawa, M.C. (2010). Nationalism 2.0: Gender and nationalism mediated in the use of Internet tools of GABRIELA USA, Unpublished Thesis, University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication.

This study examines how a notion of nationalism that transcends traditional notions on citizenship and allegiance is possible. Also this research looked into the role that the New Media play with its ability to host claims and form networks. This research zoomed in on the unique strand of feminism present in the Philippine women‘s movement to give a historical perspective on how history contributed to the current framework of GABRIELA.

This study examines the expansion of GABRIELA in the USA and its contributions to the Philippine women‘s movement and to the notion of nationalism mediated through Internet tools it uses. Given the opportunities opened by New Media in doing organizing work and hosting claims, this research discusses how the strand of activism of GABRIELA translates on their online presence.

With the case of GABRIELA in the USA which is miles away from the Philippines and with membership that include second to third generation migrants, this study tries to examine how the organization‘s political framework makes possible a sisterhood that allows nationalism with an international solidarity aspect. The analysis was done through the use of methodological triangulation with a predominantly qualitative character. Research instruments used involved Focus Interviews on members of the organization and Content Analysis of their web site.

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Subject Index: Nationalism, Mass media, Feminism--Philippines, Internet, Sisterhoods, Solidarity