Knowledge Work and Human Rights in the Cybercultural Age
The current knowledge economy in terms of their human rights component, the author argues, offers a space where demands and claims can be articulated. Websites, databases, documentation and archives about Rwanda, Bosnia or Indian dalits are â€˜archives of sufferingâ€™. And this databasing of atrocity, deprivation and suffering is a counter-knowledge, an alternate view of both knowledge-work and globalization itself. Using critical theorists in new media and cyberculture studies, I explore the new domain of knowledge that online databases offer exploring a human rights website Witness (www.witness.org) and its poetics.
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