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Moving Forward: A Feminist Analysis of Mobile Music Streaming
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Gender Studies.
2015 (English)In: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 7, no 2, 197-213 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The importance of understanding gender, space and mobility as co-constructed in public space has been emphasized by feminist researchers (Massey 2005; Hanson 2010). And within feminist theory materiality, affect and emotions have been de-scribed as central for experienced subjectivity (Ahmed 2012). Music listening while moving through public space has previously been studied as a way of creat-ing a private auditory bubble for the individual (Bull 2000; Cahir & Werner 2013) and in this article feminist theory on emotion (Ahmed 2010) and space (Massey 2005) is employed in order to understand mobile music streaming. More specifi-cally it discusses what can happen when mobile media technology is used to listen to music in public space and it investigates the interconnectedness of bodies, mu-sic, technology and space. The article is based on autoethnographic material of mobile music streaming in public and concludes that a forward movement shaped by happiness is one desired result of mobile music streaming. The positive value of ‘forward’ is critically examined with feminist theory and the failed music lis-tening moments are discussed in terms of emotion and space.

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Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2015. Vol. 7, no 2, 197-213 p.
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Apps, music, mobile phones, gender, space, emotion, streaming
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Cultural Studies Gender Studies Media and Communications
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Critical and Cultural Theory
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27699Local ID: 1488/42/2011OAI: diva2:820441
Music use in the online media age
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2015-06-12 Created: 2015-06-12 Last updated: 2015-06-12Bibliographically approved

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