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Digital Ways of Knowing, Neoliberal Logics

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What does it mean to be a scholar in the digital era within the context of neoliberal institutions? In this presentation, Jessie Daniels explains some of the implications.

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Digital Ways of Knowing, Neoliberal Logics

  1. 1. Jessie Daniels, PhD Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY ESS | Digital Sociology Mini-Conference 19 March 2016 “Being a Scholar Now: Digital Ways of Knowing, Neoliberal Logics”
  2. 2. Twitter: @JessieNYC
  3. 3. expansion of digital technologies
  4. 4. what is ‘digital’ & why does it matter?
  5. 5. changing scholarship
  6. 6. peer-review is changing
  7. 7. publishing is changing
  8. 8. how we produce knowledge is changing
  9. 9. changing the scholar-activist
  10. 10. 2004
  11. 11. Unique Visitors (each month): ~ 200,000 Total Visitors (since 2007): 2.7 million
  12. 12. Individual Blog Posts: 1,790 Comments from readers: 10,563 Subscribers: 10,268 Authors: 150
  13. 13. how we measure success is changing
  14. 14. Open Access Increases Impact
  15. 15. ‘altmetrics’metrics
  16. 16. sociopolitical context of academia
  17. 17. democratizationcommercialization
  18. 18. funding is changing
  19. 19. neoliberal regimes
  20. 20. View of Faculty • “mobs in cyberspace” • “holy warriors”
  21. 21. Scholar-Activism within the Academy “What we are left with is the question of how a traditional university can be governed in an age of the vast but unaccountable Internet Empires like Twitter and Facebook.” ~ (DeMillo, 2015 p. 261)
  22. 22. pre-21st century, analog, closed, removed from the public sphere, monastic “legacy scholarship”
  23. 23. 21st century, digital, open, connected to the public sphere, worldly “digital scholarship”
  24. 24. digitallegacy
  25. 25. often confused with
  26. 26. democratizationcommercialization
  27. 27. how to resist commercialization
  28. 28. and further democratization
  29. 29. Scholar-Activism within the Academy
  30. 30. Twitter: @JessieNYC Thank you! If you’d like to continue the conversation:

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