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Now live: Ada Issue no.8, Globalization, Gender and the Digital

Congratulations to Special Issue Editor Roopika Risam for the launch of Ada Issue no. 8: Globalization, Gender and the Digital.

K-3nebpc“. . . this issue is situated in emerging conversations about feminist praxis in the digital humanities. Its expansive approach to digital humanities reflects Bethany Nowviskie’s appeal for attention to both capacity and care in the humanities. She defines “capacious humanities” as “one that understands its history and possible futures broadly, and that has organized itself to work effectively, simultaneously, and in deep empathy and interconnection with other fields and disciplines, across multiple, varied scales” (Nowviskie 2015, original emphasis). Nowviskie suggests that the challenges of the 21st century, from the social to the environmental, are best served by such an approach. She grounds a capacious humanities in a feminist ethics of care and argues, “Care ethics…seeks to illuminate the relationships of small things to each other within great systems” (Nowviskie 2015). For Nowviskie, these are connections that include data, large and small, objects, and the “the networks of interrelation that create it and in which it participates” (Nowviskie 2015). Motivated by the goal of illuminating such connections, this issue approaches the relationship between gender, globalization and the digital, shedding light on the range of investigations possible at their intersections.”

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Issue Contents:

Cover illustration by David McCallum.
Issue Introduction: Globalization, Gender and the Digital
by Roopika Risam [@roopikarisam]
#digitalhumanities, #gender, #globalization, #intersectionality, #web2.0

Communicative Intimacies: Influencers and Perceived Interconnectedness
by Crystal Abidin [@wishcrys]
#blogging, #influencers, #intimacy, #Singapore, #socialmedia

Rule-guided Expression: Gender Dissent across Mediated Literary Works
by Kristin Allukian [@KristinAllukian] & Mauro Carassai [@MauroCarassai]
#digitalaesthetics, #digitalwriting, #labor, #protocol, #womeninliterature

Feminist Rhetoric in the Digital Sphere: Digital Interventions & the Subversion of Gendered Cultural Scripts
by Liz Lane [@fancyscholar]
#activism, #cyberfeminism, #digitalwriting, #feministrhetoric, #socialmedia

Digi-Blogging Gender Violence: Intersecting Ethnicity, Race, Migration and Globalization in South Asian Community Blogs Against IPV
by Ishani Mukherjee [@Ishani79]
#blogging, #genderviolence, #globalization, #intersectionality, #SouthAsiandiaspora

CultureNotFoundException
by Zachary Viet Pine [@hf7yand Rodrigo Kazuo
#code, #culture, #intersectionality, #photography, #software

Thrice Invisible in its Visibility: Queerness and user generated ‘Kand’ videos
by Nishant Shah [@latelyontime]
#India, #queermalebody, #representation, #socialmedia, #visibility

Women’s Ways of Structuring Data
by Christine L. Masters [@_chris_masters]
#data, #infrastructure, #tagging, #visualization, #womeninliterature