Furious: technological feminism and digital futures

Bassett, Caroline, Kember, Sarah and O'Riordan, Kate (2019) Furious: technological feminism and digital futures. Digital Barricades . Pluto Press, London. ISBN 9780745340494

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Abstract

As digital transformations continue to accelerate in the world, discourses of big data have come to dominate in a number of fields, from politics and economics, to media and education. But how can we really understand the digital world when so much of the writing through which we grapple with it remains deeply problematic?

In a compelling new work of feminist critical theory, Bassett, Kember and O'Riordan scrutinise many of the assumptions of a masculinist digital world, highlighting the tendency of digital humanities scholarship to venerate and essentialise technical forms, and to adopt gendered writing and citation practices. Contesting these writings, practices and politics, the authors foreground feminist traditions and contributions to the field, offering alternative modes of knowledge production, and a radically different, poetic writing style.

Through this prism, Furious brings into focus themes including the automation of home and domestic work, the Anthropocene, and intersectional feminist technofutures.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: digital media theory, feminism, digital cultures, genomics, smart cities,
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Humanities Lab
Depositing User: Kate O'Riordan
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2019 09:06
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2020 16:10
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/83386

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