Through particular conversations and ethnographic journeys and linking back to personal and South Asian histories of Internet mediation, Gajjala and her co-authors reveal how affect and gendered digital labour combine in the formation of global socio-economic environment.
Introduction: Labor and Affect in Gendered Digital Diasporas
1. Placing South Asian Digital Diasporas in Second Life by Radhika Gajjala
2. “Whatsappified” Diasporas of Indian Women: Persistent Communication, Circuits of Affect, and Relationality through Appified Interaction by Radhika Gajjala and Tarishi Verma
3. Dialogue Interlude on The Queer Question by Radhika Gajjala in conversation with Smita Vanniyar
4. Gendered Indian Digital Publics: Digital Domesticity by Radhika Gajjala
5. Dialogue Interlude on Ghar and Bahir by Radhika Gajjala in conversation with Sriya Chattopadhyaya, Sarada Nori, Shobha S.V., and Puthiya Purayil Sneha
6. Gendered Indian Digital Publics: Digital Streets by Radhika Gajjala
7. Dialogue Interludes on Indian digital [feminist] streets
Conclusion: Afterthoughts: Different ways of writing together – Radhika Gajjala and Kaitlyn Wauthier
Radhika Gajjala has been an important expert on digital culture in India and the United States for decades, as well as an innovator in ethnographic research. This book exemplifies her deep commitments to feminist scholarship and to collaborative methodologies. For those wishing to understand phenomena such as hashtag feminism or digital domesticity, Gajjala’s insights about online behavior among members of the vast South Asian digital diaspora are powerful, complex, and deeply engaged with the lives of her subjects and fellow researchers.
She is also a member of the Fembot Collective and FemTechnet and is co-editor of ADA: Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology.