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Fraser A.
2019
August
Geoforum
Curating digital geographies in an era of data colonialism
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Autoethnography Contingencies Critical data studies Curation Data colonialism Digital geographies
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© 2019 Elsevier Ltd The spaces of/for (human and non-human) life are inescapably infused and bound up with the digital. The concept of ‘data colonialism’ has emerged against this general backdrop, connecting fruitfully with research on ‘digital geographies’ and a broader ‘critical data studies’ literature. ‘Curation’ is frequently invoked in these contributions, although the experiences taking shape when digital subjects curate digital geographies in an era of data colonialism have not been given sufficient attention. In response, this paper uses an autoethnography of everyday digital practices to probe the possibilities and constraints in play when digital subjects curate digital geographies. The analysis reviews how ‘iterative interplays’ and ‘constellations of contingencies’ are given vitality when digital geographies of ‘flow’ and ‘territory’ are pursued. The paper concludes with observations and provocations for future research on what we might refer to as ‘data curation.’
0016-7185
10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.04.027
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