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Session
Expanding Our Conceptions of Embodied and Affective Information Interactions with Queer Theory
Time:
Monday, 01/Nov/2021:
10:00am - 11:30am

Location: Salon B, Lobby Level, Marriott

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ID: 210 / [Single Presentation of ID 210]: 1
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Topics: Information Theory
Keywords: embodiment; affect; queer; information interactions; theory

Expanding Our Conceptions of Embodied and Affective Information Interactions with Queer Theory

Diana Floegel1, Travis Wagner2, Daniel Delmonaco3, B.M. Watson4

1Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA; 2University of South Carolina, USA; 3University of Michigan, USA; 4University of British Columbia, Canada

Embodiment and affect are understudied in information science work to date. Literature that engages with embodied information interactions typically focuses on physical bodies, while work on affect largely centers people’s emotional experiences in formal knowledge institutions like libraries. Room therefore exists to grow in our understanding of embodiment and affect, particularly in terms of theorizing how bodies and feelings factor into a wide range of information experiences from non-dominant standpoints. This panel centers queer experiences and queer theory in order to expand conceptions of and connections between embodied and affective dimensions of information interactions. Panelists will present a range of research that examines queer people’s practices and experiences with information in historical, archival, creative, and health-related domains. Bodies and emotions are essential components of critical queer theoretical perspectives, meaning that scholarship which centers queerness and its intersections with constructs like race has great potential to expand many branches of information science further beyond their normative bents. In concert, topics discussed should spark conversation among attendees about the theoretical and practical benefits of deeply studying embodiment and affect and further utilizing critical theory in multiple domains within the information science discipline.



 
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