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CIGS Reading Group - "Anger"

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This semester, CIGS is organising two reading groups around the theme of "Anger". The dates and readings are listed below. Both sessions will be held...

Seminar: ‘Anyone can edit’, not everyone does: Wikipedia and the gender gap

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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.

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15th March 2017
12:00 – 13:30
Room 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 campaigning

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Data 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.

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1st March 2017
12:00 – 13:30
Room 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?

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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.

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22nd February 2017
12:00 - 13:30
Room 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.