Social justice and design: Power and oppression in collaborative systems

Sarah Fox, Jill Dimond, Lilly Irani, Tad Hirsch, Michael Muller, Shaowen Bardzell

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Abstract

The study of power and oppression is and has always been integral to CSCW research. From studies of less visible forms of maintenance practice to understanding the effects of categorization on users of social media, scholars highlight the ways in which certain publics are marginalized through systems that purport to serve them. Alongside this, researchers taking up participatory action research approaches and interventionist modes of inquiry have begun to question these arrangements, through design oriented projects. This panel brings together CSCW scholars active in theorizations and enactments of design for social justice to examine and debate social change oriented research. Together, they imagine a practice where agendas are made clear and academic institutions, collaborators of field sites, and the scholarly community are mutually responsive and responsible for the outcomes of their research work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages117-122
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346887
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 25 2017
Event2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2017 - Portland, United States
Duration: Feb 25 2017Mar 1 2017

Publication series

NameCSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing

Other

Other2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland
Period2/25/173/1/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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