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- Karen Throsby explains how sugar has become the new public health bête noir and discusses her new research project exploring scientific knowledge production, validation and popular appropriation; the role of generation, gender, race an class in the production of embodied citizenship; the politics of food in the context of austerity; and contemporary panics around health and body size.
- Less than ten percent of Wikipedia editors are women, an imbalance which can be read as yet another case of the masculine culture of technoscience. However, Wikipedia’s infrastructure introduces new and less visible sources of gender disparity. In this talk I present a consolidated analysis of the gendering of Wikipedia.
Time and Location Details15th March 201712:00 – 13:30Room 12.21 and 12.25, Social Sciences Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT.This event is free to attend and no booking is required.
Seminar: Dr Rosemary Lucy Hill – Persuasive Data: the use of data and visualisation in abortion campaigningData visualisation has been argued to have the power to ‘change the world’, implicitly for the better, but when it comes to abortion, both sides make moral claims to ‘good’. Drawing on her recent research, Hill argues that data visualisations are being used as a hindrance to women’s access to abortion, and that the critique of such visualisations needs to come from feminists, as well as the data visualisation community.
Time and Location Details1st March 201712:00 – 13:30Room 12.21 and 12.25, Social Sciences Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT.This event is free to attend and no booking is required.
Seminar: Dr Clarissa Smith – Talking about pornography in everyday life: what can be learned from talking to audiences?Despite the heat of debates about pornography - its meanings and impacts - we still know very little about the quotidian consumption of porn. In this presentation Clarissa will draw on findings from a complex online questionnaire into the meanings and pleasures of pornography, which garnered more than 5,000 responses. The data suggests that pornographic materials have intricate meanings in respondents' everyday lives and multiple significances for their senses of themselves as sexual subjects.
Time and Location Details22nd February 201712:00 - 13:30Room 12.21 and 12.25, Social Sciences Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT.This event is free to attend and no booking is required.