[Air-l] Bloggers Progressive?

Jeremy Hunsinger jhuns at vt.edu
Wed Nov 30 15:06:30 PST 2005


so then are log-cabin republicans conservative or progressive?  I  
think we have to be careful about categories and that is what I was  
trying to point out that there are many spectrums of values and one  
of them is progressive to conservative, and that the way we tend to  
categorize things in the media and everyday life does not necessary  
map onto analytic categories or indicators.  this is because in  
general terms the concepts are confused in the american media, or at  
least I think so.  The terms do not hold the same meaning for all  
people in all context, but we can use standard definitions and then  
code things appropriately.    I'm not sure where people are putting  
their categories below and what they are trying to accomplish in  
doing so, but i do know that there is much at stake in the power of  
the categories.
On Nov 30, 2005, at 5:59 PM, joshua raclaw wrote:

> i've come across a number of anti-homosexual bloggers and forums  
> within
> blogsites.  the content goes from outright gaybashing to plain old  
> straight
> pride.
>
> there's even a harry potter role-playing blog that's prohibited  
> users from
> applying to play as GLBT characters, claiming that hogwarts didn't  
> have nearly
> so many queer wizards and witches as the site had applicants :)
>
> joshua
>
>
>
> Quoting Radhika Gajjala <radhika at cyberdiva.org>:
>
> * ditto!
> *
> * r
> *
> * >Hmmmm... I haven't done an empirical search of blogger sites, but I
> * >imagine there are quite a few racist, sexist etc. bloggers out  
> there. Just
> * >as other Internet technologies have been harnessed for all  
> political
> * >purposes, blogging no doubt has been as well.  I understand the  
> empirical
> * >correlation between technology use and political likelihoods...  
> but I have
> * >a hard time with technology stripped of content categorized as
> * >"progressive".  The concept of "innovative" works better for me.
> * >
> * >
> * >
> * >
> * >Mary E. Virnoche
> * >Assistant Professor
> * >Coordinator, Practicing Sociology MA
> * >Chair, CAHSS Curriculum Committee
> * >Vice President, SWS-West
> * >
> * >Department of Sociology
> * >Humboldt State University
> * >Arcata CA 95521
> * >707-826-4569
> * >http://www.humboldt.edu/~mv23
> * >
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