Argentine women and technology: An analysis of gendered genre evolution from interdisciplinary perspectives

Kelly Ann Keith Suero, Purdue University


With technological advances extending into the 21 st century, new literary genres are forming in cyberspace. As the democratic effect of the Internet affords one the potential to obtain a space of adequate representation, Latin American women, in particular Argentine women, have come to use technology as a medium through which to obtain a voice. Through the genres of cyberliterature and cyberculture, Argentine women are having a powerful impact on both the literary and the virtual spheres. In addition to new genres emerging on the web, Argentine women are taking technology to new, unexplored areas as demonstrated by Agustina Vivero, leader of the flogger youth movement in Argentina. Technology does not limit itself to the younger generation of Argentina, however, as observed by Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo and their important discovery of the utility of DNA mitochondrial analysis which has aided in their quest to find the missing grandchildren taken during Argentina's last dictatorship. As technology will likely continue to influence a free Argentine society, Argentines will keep utilizing the medium to become innovative voices in the field.




Stephenson, Purdue University.

Subject Area

Latin American literature|Womens studies|Communication

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