How do young women understand and experience intimacy in the age of social media? Are their experiences qualitatively different after the millennial turn and the rapid expansion of digital technologies? What impact do these digital experiences and understanding of intimacy have on how millennial subjects experience, understand and negotiate social relations in globalising Asia?
This mini-symposia series is a part of the multi-sited ongoing research project, Digital Intimacy: Young Women and Social Transformation in Asia, which looks at college-going women in Bangalore, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Guangzhou to understand how their lives in these aspiring “smart” cities are being shaped by the phenomenal growth of digital technology use in Asia in the past ten years. It aims to throw new light on emerging practices of digital intimacy, with specific reference to how young, college-going women cultivate digital personae of their selves, and how such personae forge new ways of negotiating and navigating the realms of (a) courtship/marriage, (b) kinship/family and (c) tertiary education.
The research is supported by the Research Grants Council, Hong Kong.
Mini-Symposium series | Digital Intimacy: Young Women & Social Transformation in Asia
Date: June 22, 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 20:30 HK/Singapore/China ; 18:00 India
Register here: https://lingnan.asia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0AqzFyFTer27klU
Speakers: Sara Liao and Ruepert Jiel Dionisio Cao
Centre for Cultural Research and Development, Lingnan University
Centre for Inter-Asian Research, Ahmedabad University