A cyberspace room of our own: on the significance of cyberspace for feminist ecclesial communities

Full Title
A cyberspace room of our own: on the significance of cyberspace for feminist ecclesial communities
Author
Veronica M Dunne
Abstract
This thesis explores the impact of cyberspace on the development of feminist base Christian communities, through an examination of one year's data from the Catholic Network for Women's Equality (CNWE) e-mail list. Feminist liberation theologians provide the lens through which the author analyzes this data. The thesis examines how the egalitarian and inter-connected worlds of cyberspace destabilize dominant patriarchal, ecclesiastical and cultural norms, and asserts that women claiming space in the public realm of on-line discourse impacts positively on developing an ecclesial community. The thesis concludes that cyberspace contributes to opening up spaces in which new paradigms for women's faith praxis and well-being can emerge.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Marilyn Legge
Language
English
Date
2002
Number of Pages
228