Title Bodies of Information
Subtitle Intersectional Feminism and Digital Humanities
Author Elizabeth Losh, Jacqueline Wernimont
ISBN 9781517906115
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 544
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher University of Minnesota Press (Combined Academic Publishers)
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In recent years, the digital humanities has been shaken by important debates about inclusivity and scope—but what change will these conversations ultimately bring about? Can the digital humanities complicate the basic assumptions of tech culture, or will this body of scholarship and practices simply reinforce preexisting biases? Bodies of Information addresses this crucial question by assembling a varied group of leading voices, showcasing feminist contributions to a panoply of topics, including ubiquitous computing, game studies, new materialisms, and cultural phenomena like hashtag activism, hacktivism, and campaigns against online misogyny.

Taking intersectional feminism as the starting point for doing digital humanities, Bodies of Information is diverse in discipline, identity, location, and method. Helpfully organized around keywords of materiality, values, embodiment, affect, labor, and situatedness, this comprehensive volume is ideal for classrooms. And with its multiplicity of viewpoints and arguments, it’s also an important addition to the evolving conversations around one of the fastest growing fields in the academy.


Introduction (Jacqueline Wernimont and Elizabeth Losh)


Part I. Materiality

Chapter 1. “Danger, Jane Roe!” Material Data Visualization as Feminist Praxis (Kim Brillante Knight)

Chapter 2. The Android Goddess Declaration: After Man(ifestos) (micha cárdenas)

Chapter 3. What Passes for Human? Undermining the Universal Subject in Digital Humanities Praxis (Roopika Risam)

Chapter 4. Accounting and Accountability: Feminist Grant Administration and Coalitional Fair Finance (Danielle Cole, Izetta Autumn Mobley, Jacqueline Wernimont, Moya Bailey, T. L. Cowan, and Veronica Paredes)


Part II. Values

Chapter 5. Be More Than Binary (Deb Verhoeven)

Chapter 6. Representation at Digital Humanities Conferences (2000-2015) (Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara, Jeana Chapter Jorgensen, and Scott B. Weingart)

Chapter 7. Counting the Costs: Funding Feminism in the Digital Humanities (Christina Boyles)

Chapter 8. Toward a Queer Digital Humanities (Bonnie Ruberg, Jason Boyd, and James Howe)


Part III. Embodiment

Chapter 9. Remaking History: Lesbian Feminist Historical Methods in the Digital Humanities (Michelle Schwartz and Constance Crompton)

Chapter 10. Prototyping Personography for The Yellow Nineties Online: Queering and Querying History in the Digital Age (Alison Hedley and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra)

Chapter 11. Is Twitter Any Place for a [Black Academic] Lady? (Marcia Chatelain)

Chapter 12. Bringing Up the Bodies: The Visceral, the Virtual, and the Visible (Padmini Ray Murray)


Part IV. Affect

Chapter 13. Ev-Ent-Anglement: A Script to Reflexively Extend Engagement by Way of Technologies (Brian Getnick, Alexandra Juhasz, and Laila Shereen Sakr (VJ Um Amel))

Chapter 14. Building Pleasure and the Digital Archive (Dorothy Kim)

Chapter 15. Delivery Service: Gender and the Political Unconscious of Digital Humanities (Susan Brown)


Part V. Labor

Chapter 16. Building Otherwise (Julia Flanders)

Chapter 17. Working Nine to Five: What a Way to Make an Academic Living? (Lisa Brundage, Karen Gregory, and Emily Sherwood)

Chapter 18. Minority Report: The Myth of Equality in the Digital Humanities (Barbara Bordalejo)

Chapter 19. Complicating a “Great Man” Narrative of Digital History in the United States (Sharon M. Leon)


Part VI. Situatedness

Chapter 20. Can We Trust the University? Digital Humanities Collaborations with Historically Exploited Cultural Communities (Amy E. Earhart)

Chapter 21. Domestic Disturbances: Precarity, Agency, Data (Beth Coleman)

Chapter 22. Project, Process, Product: Feminist Digital Subjectivity in a Shifting Scholarly Field (Kathryn Holland and Susan Brown)

Chapter 23. Decolonizing Digital Humanities: Africa in Perspective (Babalola Titilola Aiyegbusi)

Chapter 24. A View from Somewhere: Designing The Oldest Game, a Newsgame to Speak Nearby (Sandra Gabriele)

Chapter 25. Playing the Humanities: Feminist Game Studies and Public Discourse (Anastasia Salter and Bridget Blodgett)




About the Editors:

Elizabeth Losh is associate professor of English and American studies at The College of William & Mary with a specialization in new media ecologies. She is author of Virtualpolitik and The War on Learning: Gaining Ground in the Digital University and coauthor of Understanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide to Writing.

Jacqueline Wernimont is assistant professor at Arizona State University, where she directs the Human Security Collaboratory and the Nexus Digital Research Co-op. She is author of Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media.

Target Audience:

People interested in feminism and digital humanism. This book reflects how feminist communities are making a difference in changing digital humanities.


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