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Global communications governance research: colliding epistemologies and methodologies

Mansell, Robin (2024) Global communications governance research: colliding epistemologies and methodologies. In: Padovani, C., Wavre, V., Goggin, G., Hintz, A. and Iosfidis, P., (eds.) Global Communication Governance at the Crossroads. Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, CH, 353 - 369. ISBN 9783031296154

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Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-031-29616-1_20


What risks arise with a turn to epistemologies and methodologies of science (data science, cultural analytics, web science or data analytics) in research aimed at critically examining the datafied world? This chapter reflects on the consequences of deploying these approaches and on whether they sustain a normative agenda invariably aligned with the interests of capital and corporate datafication strategies. The chapter argues for constant vigilance and efforts to ensure that researchers are sensitised to differences in the epistemologies and methodologies of science, humanities and social science traditions to ensure that these are not papered over by claims to inter- or transdisciplinarity.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: © 2024 The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2023 13:18
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2024 08:54

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