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Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures

Christina Dunbar-Hester

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691192888
eISBN:
9780691194172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192888.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Hacking, as a mode of technical and cultural production, is commonly celebrated for its extraordinary freedoms of creation and circulation. Yet surprisingly few women participate in it: rates of ... More


Editors' Introduction

Simon Szreter, Hania Sholkamy, and A. Dharmalingam

in Categories and Contexts: Anthropological and Historical Studies in Critical Demography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199270576
eISBN:
9780191600883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270570.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The chapters in this section are introduced. They demonstrate the manifold ways in which the categories used for the scientific study of population problems have each been produced through historical ... More


A Wider Role for Analogies

Paul F. A. Bartha

in By Parallel Reasoning: The Construction and Evaluation of Analogical Arguments

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195325539
eISBN:
9780199776313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325539.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This concluding chapter outlines how my theory of analogical arguments can be extended to analogies in scientific revolutions and, more generally, outside science. As an example, Hacking's analogical ... More


Situated Intervention: Sociological Experiments in Health Care

Teun Zuiderent-Jerak

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029384
eISBN:
9780262329439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029384.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book considers the question of how the direct involvement of social scientists in the practices they study can lead to the production of interesting sociological knowledge. It draws together two ... More


Slices and Lumps: Division and Aggregation in Law and Life

Lee Anne Fennell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226650265
eISBN:
9780226650432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226650432.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book focuses on a profoundly important but often overlooked concept that shapes how we live, work, play, and govern ourselves: configuration. From “lumpy goods” like bridges and highways that ... More


Contemporary Drama in the 1960s: A Contested Space

Laura Bradley

in Cooperation and Conflict: GDR Theatre Censorship, 1961-1989

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589630
eISBN:
9780191595479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589630.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

Contemporary GDR drama operated in a contested space, whose parameters were continually being redefined. This chapter focuses on the two major contemporary drama controversies of the 1960s: Peter ... More


Why American Elections Are Flawed (and How to Fix Them)

Pippa Norris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501713408
eISBN:
9781501712753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713408.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The flaws in the American electoral process have become increasingly apparent in recent years. The contemporary tipping point in public awareness occurred during the 2000 election count, and concern ... More


Phrasing Questions by Writing Algorithms

Mark D. LeBlanc and Betsey Dexter Dyer

in Perl for Exploring DNA

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195305890
eISBN:
9780199773862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305890.003.11
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This chapter provides guidelines for designing and outlining programs with two sequence aligning programs — BLAST and BLAT — as well as making a DNA Dictionary as examples. Algorithms (‘recipes’) are ... More


History, Heresy, Hacking

Christina Dunbar-Hester

in Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691192888
eISBN:
9780691194172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192888.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter provides a historical background of the cultural strands that intertwine to produce diversity advocacy in open-technology. It gives an overview of the history of women in computing, ... More


Crafting and Critique: Artifactual and Symbolic Outputs of Diversity Advocacy

Christina Dunbar-Hester

in Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691192888
eISBN:
9780691194172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192888.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines hacking infrastructures on a more literal artifactual level. It describes what is being produced in sites of diversity advocacy, including code and craft. It argues that the ... More


Working Imaginaries: “Freedom from Jobs” or Learning to Love to Labor?

Christina Dunbar-Hester

in Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691192888
eISBN:
9780691194172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192888.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the diversity advocates' imaginaries of work and labor, many of which are contradictory, both aligning with and critiquing market values. This topic matters because, especially ... More


The Conscience of a (Feminist) Hacker: Political Stances Within Diversity Advocacy

Christina Dunbar-Hester

in Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691192888
eISBN:
9780691194172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192888.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter follows diversity advocacy as it intersects with political stances that relate to but are broader than diversity advocacy. It focuses on social justice activism, antimilitarism, and ... More


Conclusion: Overcoming Diversity

Christina Dunbar-Hester

in Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691192888
eISBN:
9780691194172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192888.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter assess the potentials and limitations of diversity advocacy in open-technology as a site for claiming equal rights, and as a quest for representation. It also evaluates the market logics ... More


Social Construction: The “Debunking” Project

Sally Haslanger

in Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892631
eISBN:
9780199980055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892631.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In his book The Social Construction of What?, Ian Hacking offers a schema for understanding different social constructionist claims along with a framework for distinguishing kinds or degrees of ... More


You Mixed?: Racial Identity without Racial Biology

Sally Haslanger

in Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892631
eISBN:
9780199980055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892631.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

If racial categories are to be understood as positions in a social structure (as was argued in Chapter 7), then in principle one can be raced without incorporating that fact into one's ... More


Evolution and Epistemological Pessimism

Anthony O'Hear

in Beyond Evolution: Human Nature and the Limits of Evolutionary Explanation

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250043
eISBN:
9780191598111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250045.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Science can show how our beliefs are produced by our interactions with the material world. Explaining how, e.g. we might have experiences of secondary qualities and why such experiences might be ... More


Realism in Theory Construction

Ilkka Niiniluoto

in Critical Scientific Realism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251612
eISBN:
9780191598098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251614.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Theoretical realism claims—against instrumentalism (Stegmüller), constructive empiricism (van Fraassen), entity realism (Hacking, Cartwright), and structural realism (Worrall)—that the theoretical ... More


Contemporary governance discourse and digital media: convergences, prospects and problems for the ‘Big Society’ agenda

Chris Speed, Amadu Wurie Khan, and Martin Phillips

in After Urban Regeneration: Communities, policy and place

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447324157
eISBN:
9781447324171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324157.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores how concepts and vocabularies emerging in relation to digital culture provided the context from which a public artwork, the ‘digital totem pole’ was created in Wester Hailes, ... More


Policy Hacking: Citizen-based Policy-Making and Media Reform

Arne Hintz

in Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271641
eISBN:
9780823271696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271641.003.0018
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Policy hacking is a media reform strategy that focuses on citizen-based do-it-yourself policy alternatives and the development of new law and regulation. Typically it encompasses a) collecting and ... More


Gottfried Benn and the Sacrifice of Intellect

Karl Kraus

in The Third Walpurgis Night: The Complete Text

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300236002
eISBN:
9780300252804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300236002.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter turns to Gottfried Benn. As a late convert to the Nazi movement, he has made a complete about-face from left to right and been attacked on that score by the émigré intellectuals. For the ... More


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