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Title:“It’s incompatible with the views of the community about themselves and their defining characteristics”: norms and knowledge production within the transgender wikipedia page
Author(s):Kitzie, Vanessa; Li, Xiaofeng
Subject(s):social media
social constructionism
library and information science
gender studies
knowledge production
Abstract:In this poster, we present a typology of norms shaping editing decisions within the English version of the Wikipedia Transgender topic page. Using Talk page content, where editors negotiate these decisions, we employed an inductive coding approach to identify these norms as: Wikipedia, individual belief, social, and transgender community. Findings indicate that while editors often utilize norms outside of Wikipedia to shape editing decisions, these norms must ultimately be framed as Wikipedia norms before any suggested edits are made to the Wikipedia page. This finding informs future research of how such formalized modes of knowledge production may suppress certain perspectives on marginalized topics.
Issue Date:2016-03-15
Citation Info:NA
Series/Report:IConference 2016 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-03-08

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