Citation: Practice and Politics

Tuesday 30th November, 3 to 4:30pm

Session overview

This session will consider the politics of citation and related academic “technologies” such as indexing and metrics. It will consider how—when left unexamined—citation can “contribute[…] to the reproduction of the white heteromasculinity” within research and scholarship (Mott and Cockayne, 2017, 954). As Sara Ahmed notes, most citational practices operate as a “rather successful reproductive technology, a way of reproducing the world around certain bodies” (Ahmed 2013). It will also explore how citational technologies can be used in affirmative and reparative ways, drawing on feminist, queer, anti-racist, Indigenous and intersectional citational movements. Attendees are encouraged to bring a bibliography or works cited page from a recent piece of writing.

Suggested reading: Carrie Mott & Daniel Cockayne (2017) “Citation matters: mobilizing the politics of citation toward a practice of ‘conscientious engagement”, Gender, Place & Culture, DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2017.1339022

Booking information

This session is open to students in any year of their doctoral studies.

The deadline for booking a place is Monday the 29th November at 12pm

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