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Thursday, November 3 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Assessing Power Relations in the Global Internet: Reading The Intersectional Internet, by S.U. Noble and B.M. Tynes, eds

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This book turns a critical lens on the impact of the global Internet, by challenging its capacity to not simply reflect, but define and structure uneven power relations and social values through rapidly evolving  digital technologies, platforms and infrastructures. The fourteen essays in the book, written by leading scholars from various fields of cultural studies allied to information sciences/Library/media studies and the social sciences, adopt an analytical approach and theoretical perspectives, linked to the multi-faceted concept of "intersectionality." This allows the authors to critically investigate the complexities of the multiple differences in the controlling ideologies, identities and outcomes embedded in their own fields of research. 

This presentation will invite librarians and other information specialists to explicitly identify, contextualize and critically assess the impact of these new lines of inquiry on their multi-dimensional work experiences: Internet studies, computer code, resource selection, reference interaction, bibliographic instruction and other research needs of users in an increasingly diverse environment. 

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Joyce Dixon-Fyle

Coordinator/Librarian of Collection Development, De Pauw University Libraries
Joyce is an academic librarian (Professor) and Coordinator of Collection Development at DPU, where she has worked for many years. She earned both PhD (French Literature)and MLS degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Her primary services include assessing and selecting subject collections, crafting and revising policies for the development and management of resources for subject holdings. Her wide-ranging scholarly interests include... Read More →

Thursday November 3, 2016 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Rutledge Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403