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Hepp, A., Jarke, J., Kramp, L. (eds) (2021). New Perspectives in Critical Data Studies: The Ambivalences of Data Power. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-96180-0_1 

New Perspectives in Critical Data Studies: The Ambivalences of Data Power is an edited, open access book containing papers from the 2019 conference. It picks up the conference theme of “global in/securities” and explores three ambivalences in relation to data power. First, the ambivalences that exist in the area of global infrastructures and local invisibilities, second, the ambivalences that emerge in the area of the state and data justice, and, third, the ambivalences that take rise in the area of individual everyday practices and collective action. 

​Chapters included are:

Global Infrastructures and Local Invisibilities

Data Power and Counter-power with Chinese Characteristics by Jack Linchuan Qiu

Transnational Networks of Influence: The Twitter Presence of the Quantified Self and Maker Movements’ Organizational Elites by Anne Schmitz, Heiko Kirschner, Andreas Hepp

The Power of Data Science Ontogeny: Thick Data Studies on the Indian IT Skill Tutoring Microcosm by Nimmi Rangaswamy, Haripriya Narasimhan

Fighting the “System”: A Pilot Project on the Opacity of Algorithms in Political Communication by Jonathan Bonneau, Laurence Grondin-Robillard, Marc Ménard, André Mondoux

Indigenous Peoples, Data, and the Coloniality of Surveillance by Donna Cormack, Tahu Kukutai

State and Data Justice

The Datafied Welfare State: A Perspective from the UK by Lina Dencik

The Value Dynamics of Data Capitalism: Cultural Production and Consumption in a Datafied World by Göran Bolin

Mapping Data Justice as a Multidimensional Concept Through Feminist and Legal Perspectives by Claude Draude, Gerrit Hornung, Goda Klumbytė

Reconfiguring Education Through Data: How Data Practices Reconfigure Teacher Professionalism and Curriculum by Lyndsay Grant

Public Values and Technological Change: Mapping how Municipalities Grapple with Data Ethics by Lotje Siffels, David van den Berg, Mirko Tobias Schäfer, Iris Muis

Welfare Data Society? Critical Evaluation of the Possibilities of Developing Data Infrastructure Literacy from User Data Workshops to Public Service Media by Jenni Hokka

Everyday Practices and Collective Action

(Not) Safe to Use: Insecurities in Everyday Data Practices with Period-Tracking Apps by Katrin Amelang

Community Rankings and Affective Discipline: The Case of Fandometrics by Elena Maris, Nancy Baym

Affinity Spaces as an Analytical Lens for Attending to Temporality in Critical Data Studies: The Case of COVID-19-Related, Educational Twitter Communication by Irina Zakharova, Juliane Jarke, Andreas Breiter

“Party like it’s December 31, 1983”: Supporting Data Literacy at CryptoParties by Sigrid Kannengießer

Researching Public Trust in Datafication: Reflections on the Deliberative Citizen Jury as Method by Helen Kennedy, Robin Steedman, Rhianne Jones

Worker Perspectives on Designs for a Crowdwork Co-operative by Jo Bates, Alessandro Checco, Elli Gerakopoulou

Counting, Debunking, Making, Witnessing, Shielding: What Critical Data Studies Can Learn from Data Activism During the Pandemic by Stefania Milan