DEI Network Meeting: Special Issue Launch

This year, DEI went into the holiday season by introducing the recently published Special Issue “Across Mobile Online and Offline Spaces: Reflections on Methods, Practices, and Ethics” (ed. by Katja Kaufmann & Monika Palmberger) and discussing some of participants’ projects over vegetarian snacks and local wine. Thank you to all the DEI friends and blog contributors […]

The Cancelation of Colin Kaepernick: Spatial Exclusion and Consequences of Cancel Culture on Social Media*

Taylor Dube** Taking a knee to take a stand Social media connects us virtually – we upload, like, comment and share pictures and thoughts. Social media platforms can be democratizing, making previously exclusive discussions accessible (Bouvier, 2020; Rosenbaum, 2019). Despite this, social media can also be a double-edged sword, creating an environment of exclusion, an […]

Back into the (Digital) Armchair? A Feminist Approach to Building Research Relations in a Postcolonial Setting

Syntia Hasenöhrl* Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many scholars had to transfer their research into the digital. At first sight, this seems to tie in with a trend in social sciences that moves towards objectivist big data approaches and neglects personal interactions (Leurs, 2017, p.131ff). Against this trend, digital ethnographers have been practicing […]