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Behold, a Resource (#DH)

T. V. Reed, with Jeff Kuure and Blair Beauchesne, curates Cultural Politics dot Net, a site with many, many resources, including a page on Digital Cultures.

“CulturalPolitics.net is a site designed to offer resources for the analysis of the role of culture in shaping our political, economic, and social lives. Cultural politics understands culture — popular culture/mass media, folk culture and the arts — not as something added to other more substantive domains but as an arena where social, economic, and political values and meanings are created and contested.”

The Digital Humanities page:

“The information below begins with texts surveying the wide array of objects, methods and projects found under the digital humanities rubric, and then focuses on critical digital humanities, on work that explicitly engages the process of bringing about cultural enrichment and positive social change for marginalized communities within and outside of academe. Some have sought to isolate or insulate digital humanities from the allied field of new media studies, but the full development of a critical digital humanities requires far more interaction across that false border. The links below frequently expose the falsity of that distinction.

“Digital Humanities has a sometimes deserved reputation for being overly focused on technological means to the neglect of cultural theory and sociopolitical contexts. Critical Digital Humanities names work that avoids those errors, and instead emphasizes that the technology needs to be deployed in the service of theoretically informed, socio-culturally progressive projects.

“As befits the goal of socially conscious DH work, much of the material below is available online for free.”

There are also separate pages for gender, LGBT, and race in cyber culture.

(More things shared at DH + Design in May)

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