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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 45–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... you learn which images have shrimp in them and which ones don’t. Are you hungry, AI? Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 AI artificial intelligence labor the cloud data metadata We are composing this text on a series of shared Google Docs. We talk together, we dance together...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (1 (154)): 21–46.
Published: 01 March 2023
... discussions about categorization by race and ethnicity, demonstrating persistent anti-Black racism. Turning to Wikidata, I reveal how the ontology of whiteness shifts as it enters the database, functioning differently than existing theories of whiteness account for. While the data does point toward...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Elahi’s daily movements, which he began recording in an effort to subvert government surveillance. Taking seriously the idea that information should be treated as a commodity, this article uses Marxist theory to articulate how surveillance data fit within the broader information economy. Drawing from...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 99–119.
Published: 01 June 2012
... users’ affect and content were easily reduced to marketer-friendly data sets, MySpace allowed users to create a cacophony of “pimped” profiles that undermined efforts to monetize user-generated content. In contrast, Facebook has proven to be extremely efficient at reducing users to commodifiable data...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Jessica Marie Johnson This article explores the role slavery’s eighteenth-and nineteenth-century Atlantic archive plays alongside the digital humanities’ drive for data. It situates critiques of the digital humanities in relation to decades-old debates about slavery that have reemerged with efforts...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (1 (154)): 71–97.
Published: 01 March 2023
... these two layers. The first layer regards the neocolonial construction of an ethnosubject anchored in the racialization of DNA. This racialization consists of two steps. First, race is naturalized and biologized anew through the technological procedure of DNA decoding and data comparison. Second, race...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (1 (98)): 11–36.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Jacqueline Nassy Brown This article critically examines a common premise of racial discourse in contemporary multiracial societies: that ethnic data collection, in the form of population statistics, is necessary for the apprehension and eradication of discrimination. Drawing on ethnographic data...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 June 2019
... enabled a different mode of property to emerge: the genomic commons. Far from being the alternative to enclosure, the commons itself has become an accumulation strategy in a postgenomic climate in which the aggregation of large quantities of genomic data and the accumulation of racial diversity...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (3 (156)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2023
...James E. Dobson Abstract Convolutional neural networks (CNNs) are a key technology powering the automated technologies of seeing known as computer vision. CNNs have been especially successful in systems that perform object recognition from visual data. This article examines the persistence of a mid...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 94–101.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of disenchantment: a reminder that diasporic bodies inhabit tactile economies, data streams, born of emotional and financial trajectories that make it impossible to anticipate the ingenious forms of belonging—and exquisite strategies of exclusion—they will ultimately help to erect, however unwittingly? © 2009...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 95–101.
Published: 01 March 2018
... . “ ‘Data Is the New Oil’—A Ludicrous Proposition .” Medium , 2 May . medium.com/twenty-one-hundred/data-is-the-new-oil-a-ludicrous-proposition-1d91bba4f294 . Robinson Cedric J. Kelley Robin D. G. 2000 . Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition . Chapel Hill...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 77–93.
Published: 01 December 2019
... expertise to excavate their material bases. Our collaboration thinks through how users and producers from what Anita Say Chan has called “networking peripheries” engage with poor digital infrastructures, capitalistic exploitation, and the commodification of their bodies and the data they produce. 3 We...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (1 (74)): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2003
... in which portraits of institutionalized children available for adoption circulated with surprising ease. Images of “waiting children” performed multiple functions in the adoption process.2 Brochures enclosed with agency mailings displayed child images captioned with brief bio- graphical or medical data...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 17–35.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Kinsey, who based his notion of ‘naturalness’ on what people did, in that they base their idea of ‘naturalness’ on the physiological responses people exhibit.” 25 Since Masters and Johnson's emphasis on physiology served the dual purpose of making their data appear both objective and the only...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2018
...? Does our constant participation in the construction of the facts about ourselves and others contribute to the experience of never being able to “know” but only “feel” the economy? Of course, feelings are converted into data whenever we “like” or “dislike” something. And by showing our cards...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 109–130.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., while I make a point here to critique the use of metrics to inform our understandings of livable life, I include the survey data to highlight the double bind of presenting research on trans communities. Specifically, the impetus behind conducting a survey emerged from a historical pattern of policy...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (2 (83)): 95–108.
Published: 01 June 2005
... of strong might ask whether and to what extent users are aware of the data records used to represent them. Are those data records malleable? Do they permit pseudonymity to novel structures and novel values? For example, do census forms permit subjects to occupy multiple racial categories, or none...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (3 (88)): 81–98.
Published: 01 September 2006
... to settle in rural areas is agricultural workers. U.S. Labor Department data have indicated that almost 80 per- cent of all U.S. farmworkers are Mexican born. These workers are found in some of the most remote rural communities, and increasingly, they are settling in those communities. Sometimes...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 25–30.
Published: 01 March 2018
... earth metals mine Technological resources: the data center as mine Human resources: migrant labor, the prison system, displaced agricultural workers, the “absolutely expendable” Financial resources: loans, mortgages, credit (predatory lending as debt harvesting, the production of indentured...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 147–151.
Published: 01 December 2015
... , edited by Bodenhamer David J. Corrigan John Harris Trevor M. , 76 – 88 . Bloomington : Indiana University Press . Elwood Sarah Goodchild Michael F. Sui Daniel Z. . 2012 . “Researching Volunteered Geographic Information: Spatial Data, Geographic Research, and New Social...