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Debates in the Digital Humanities$
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Matthew K. Gold

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816677948

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.001.0001

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This Digital Humanities Which is not One

This Digital Humanities Which is not One

(p.96) Chapter 7 This Digital Humanities Which is not One
Debates in the Digital Humanities

Jamie “Skye” Bianco

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter calls for an ethical turn in digital humanities. It argues that the contemporary drift of noncontent and nonproject-based discussions in the digital humanities often echoes the affective techno-euphoria of the libertarian tech boom in the 1990s, with its myopic focus on tools and technicity and whose rhetorical self-positioning is expressed as that of a deserving but neglected community finally rising up to their properly privileged social and professional prestige. From this position, no giant leap of logic is required to understand the aversion to cultural studies and critical theory that has been circulating. It is time for a discussion of the politics and the ethics of the digital humanities as a set of relationships and practices within and outside of institutional structures.

Keywords:   digital humanities, ethics, politics, cultural studies, critical theory

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