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reposition themselves and their tactics. The article argues that data activism supports the emergence of novel epistemic cultures within the realm of civil society, making sense of data as a way of knowing the world and turning it into a point of intervention and generation of data countercultures. It offers the notion of data activism as a heuristic tool for the study of new forms of political participation and civil engagement in the age of datafication, and explores data activism as an evolving theoretical construct susceptible to contestation and revision

DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 3, Issue 1 | © transcript 2017 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2017-0112 “There Simply Is No Unified Hacker Movement.” Why We Should Consider the Plurality of Hacker and Maker Cultures Sebastian Kubitschko in Conversation with Annika Richterich and Karin Wenz Sebastian Kubitschko is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) at the University of Bremen in Germany. His main research fields are political communication, social movements and civil society organisations. In order

the private sector and circulated in ways that may be exploitative, and which should not be demanded as part of the social contract between citizen and state. If I cannot choose whether to interact with a particular institution, then that interaction should not involve the commercial sale of my data. One instance where we can see this perspective being articulated is in the recent judgement of India’s supreme court about the national population database Aadhaar. Civil society organisations had complained that commercial enterprises were able to demand access

concept has been used in dispersed, and at time contradicting, ways that may hinder digital citizenship research from informing scholars, civil society, and political actors in a coherent way. Aiming to contribute with a systematization of the concept of digital citizen- ship and to overcome the abovementioned shortcomings, this article provides a comprehensive and systematic literature review of the concept of digital citizen- ship. We systematize the literature by categorizing it according to different defini- tions of and empirical approaches to digital

a contested realm of data power and the data political. Mark Coté, Paolo Gerbaudo and Jennifer Pybus10 Themes and Contributions on Politics and Big Data The following contributions unfold across related themes exploring the data-poli- tics nexus. First, Carolin Gerlitz and Bernhard Rieder unpack the power-knowl- edge relations of Big Data as they play out across social media platforms. Second, Big Data is explored not only as a means of political domination but as a critical and creative resource that can be utilised in a different direction by civil society

, human activity and the role of new technologies in Arctic societies – regardless of whether this role is a positive or a negative one. The analysis also provides access to potential forms of civil participation depicted in science fiction. Again, this offers a chance to reflect on the contemporary models of civil society in a critical or complimentary way. Science Fiction Science fiction was acknowledged as a separate genre of literature and received its name in the 1920s, after a publishing category under that name had been established (Stableford 1978

contribution. Because these are all contestable. To let them go on being done by unspoken convention is dangerous. For instance, the notion that books with more than two authors will always be known by whoever has the first alpha‑ betical name, et al., and so on. You know, potentially absurd conventions that can and should be broken up and made explicit. NS: We have been talking so far only about collaboration among scholars. But now there are increasingly collaborations with industry, civil society actors and so on. And this raises a whole different set of issues which

Framework for Risk Studies”. In: Science, Technology, & Human Values 17/4, pp. 459–84. Frickel, Scott/Gibbon, Sahra/Howard, Jeff/Kempner, Joanna/Ottinger, Gwen/ Hess, David J. (2010): “Undone Science: Charting Social Movement and Civil Society Challenges to Research Agenda Setting”. In: Science, Technology, & Human Values 35/4, pp. 444–73. Groenewegen, P. (1991): “‘Political Economy’ and ‘Economics’”. In: John Eatwell/ Murray Milgate/Peter Newman (eds.), The World of Economics

för alla vuxna, Stockholm: Skolöverstyrelsen, pp. 162–174. Adamsson, H. (1956): “Automationen skapar personalproblem”. In: Socialdemo- kratiska arbetarepartiet & Landsorganisationen [Swedish Social Democratic Party & Swedish Trade Union Confederation] (eds.), Tekniken och morgonda- gens samhälle, Stockholm: Tidens förlag, pp. 95–98. Bacchi, C. (2009): Analysing policy: what’s the problem represented to be? Frenchs Forest, N. S. W: Pearson. Berg, A./Edquist, S. (2017): The Capitalist State and the Construction of Civil Society, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. Biörck, G