Document Type

Article

Department

American Studies

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

How can we recognize those whose lives and data become attached to the far-from-groundbreaking framework of “small data”? Specifically, how can marginalized people who do not have the resources to produce, self-categorize, analyze, or store “big data” claim their place in the big data debates? I examine the place of lesbians and queer women in the big data debates through the Lesbian Herstory Archive's not “big” enough lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) organizing history data set—perhaps the largest data set known to exist on LGBTQ activist history—as one such alternative. In a contribution to critical data studies, I take a queer feminist approach to the scale of big data by reading for the imbricated scales and situated knowledge of data.

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Published as

Jen Jack Geseking. “Size Matters to Lesbians Too: Queer Feminist Interventions into the Scale of Big Data.” Professional Geographer 70, no. 1 (2018): 150-156. DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/TG3VJ

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Publication Title

Professional Geographer

Volume

70

Issue

1

First Page

150

Last Page

156

DOI

10.1080/00330124.2017.1326084

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