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Black Girl Autopoetics

Black Girl Autopoetics

Agency in Everyday Digital Practice

Ashleigh Greene Wade
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In Black Girl Autopoetics Ashleigh Greene Wade explores how Black girls create representations of themselves in digital culture with the speed and flexibility enabled by smartphones. She analyzes the double bind Black girls face when creating content online: on one hand, their online activity makes them hypervisible, putting them at risk for cyberbullying, harassment, and other forms of violence; on the other hand, Black girls are rarely given credit for their digital inventiveness, rendering them invisible. Wade maps Black girls' everyday digital practices, showing what their digital content reveals about their everyday experiences and how their digital production contributes to a broader archive of Black life. She coins the term Black girl autopoetics to describe how Black girls' self-making creatively reinvents cultural products, spaces, and discourse in digital space. Using ethnographic research into the digital cultural production of adolescent Black girls throughout the United States, Wade draws a complex picture of how Black girls navigate contemporary reality, urging us to listen to Black girls' experience and learn from their techniques of survival.


Ashleigh Greene Wade is Assistant Professor of Media Studies and African American Studies at the University of Virginia.

  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Publish Date: February 27, 2024
  • Pages: 176
  • Dimensions: 6.21 X 8.9 X 0.42 inches | 0.61 pounds
  • Language: English
  • Type: Paperback
  • EAN/UPC: 9781478025603
  • BISAC Categories: Ethnic Studies - African American Studies, Feminism & Feminist Theory, Media Studies, Internet - General
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