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Wikipedia is pushing the boundaries of scholarly practice but the gender gap must be addressed

Wadewitz, Adrianne (2013) Wikipedia is pushing the boundaries of scholarly practice but the gender gap must be addressed. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (09 Apr 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Wikipedia is virtually uncontested as an instrumental conduit for global knowledge exchange. But who is creating and maintaining this knowledge and does it adequately reflect the diversity of expertise and discourse? Adrianne Wadewitz explores the gender gap in Wikipedia editors and argues that since approximately 90% of editors are male, every edit is inherently political and subject to problems of bias. If feminists and academics want the rules of Wikipedia to evolve in ways that reflect their expertise, they must participate in the conversation.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 09:40
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72040

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