Special Theme on Data, Power, and Racial Formation

Our special theme on data, power, and racial formation, which I co-edited with Renee Shelby, has been published. It is free to access thanks to Big Data & Society. A summary is available via the journal’s blog.

The collection includes the following pieces:

Situating questions of data, power, and racial formation
Renee Shelby, Kathryn Henne
Big Data & Society, April 2022, 10.1177/20539517221090938

Racial formations as data formations
Thao Phan, Scott Wark
Big Data & Society, June 2021, 10.1177/20539517211046377

The data will not save us: Afropessimism and racial antimatter in the COVID-19 pandemic
Anthony Ryan Hatch
Big Data & Society, February 2022, 10.1177/20539517211067948

The datafication of #MeToo: Whiteness, racial capitalism, and anti-violence technologies 
Kathryn Henne, Renee Shelby, Jenna Harb
Big Data & Society, December 2021, 10.1177/20539517211055898

Productive myopia: Racial organizations and EdTech
Roderic Crooks
Big Data & Society, December 2021, 10.1177/20539517211050499

Racial formation, coloniality, and climate finance organizations: Implications for emergent data projects in the Pacific
Kirsty Anantharajah
Big Data & Society, June 2021, 10.1177/20539517211027600

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