PUBLISHED ONLINE NOW!!! Barnett, Blas, Cárdenas, Gaboury, Johnson, and Rhee in the 2016 Debates in the Digital Humanities!!!!

PUBLISHED ONLINE NOW!!! Barnett, Blas, Cárdenas, Gaboury, Johnson, and Rhee in the 2016 Debates in the Digital Humanities!!!!

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Barnett, Fiona, Zach Blas, micha cárdeas, Jacob Gaboury, Jessica Marie Johnson, and Margaret Rhee. “QueerOS: A User’s Manual.” In Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016, edited by Matt K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein. University of Minnesota, 2016. http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/debates-in-the-digital-humanities-2016.

SO EXCITED THAT THIS IS FINALLY OUT!!!!

Afrx Wanders… (Diaspora Hypertext) – Rather, as a historian who has long been…

Ginzberg: “Rather, as a historian who has long been fascinated by the work that goes into declaring some ideas “unthinkable,” I am intrigued by the tenacity of the presumption that what white men think, say, and do matters more than other people’s perspectives, beliefs, stories, and lives; behind it is the same premise—and effort—that keeps the overall shape of the historical narrative impervious to transformation.” Continue reading Afrx Wanders… (Diaspora Hypertext) – Rather, as a historian who has long been…

The Digital in the Humanities: An Interview with Jessica Marie Johnson (@jmjafrx)

The Digital in the Humanities: An Interview with Jessica Marie Johnson (@jmjafrx)

I was interviewed by Melissa Dinsman as part 10 of a new series exploring the role of the digital humanities, as well as the digital in the humanities as it currently exists in the US academy.

Melissa Dinsman wrote this intro:

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“Disney-fying” New Orleans: Sex Workers Rally Against Plan to Shutter French Quarter Strip Clubs

“Disney-fying” New Orleans: Sex Workers Rally Against Plan to Shutter French Quarter Strip Clubs

Reporting by Mike Ludwig:

“Critics doubt the proposal is only intended to protect women and residents from the pimps and drug dealers allegedly lurking around strip clubs. Local activists say the proposal is backed by certain business owners and increasingly wealthy class of residents who have been actively pushing for new rules and heavy policing to “clean up” the French Quarter, even if that means squeezing out sex workers and other marginalized populations that have been part of the Quarter’s colorful culture since 19th century.

The proposal’s main opponents, who include club employees and owners along with sex worker rights and harm reduction activists, argue that shutting down strip clubs would rob dancers and club staff of their jobs, putting more pressure on the local job market and forcing some workers to accept riskier work in the illicit sex trade in order to support themselves.

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The Delta writ large…

Cobb: “As socioeconomic disparity and indifference to human suffering become increasingly prominent features of American life, it seems reasonable to inquire whether the same economic, political, and emotional forces that helped to forge and sustain the Delta’s image as the South writ small may one day transform an entire nation into the Delta writ large.” Continue reading The Delta writ large…