Document Type

Article

Department

American Studies

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

In the last decade, conversations around queering of GIScience emerged. Drawing on literature from feminist and queer critical GIS, with special attention to the under‐examined political economy of GIS, I suggest that the critical project of queering all of GIS, both GIScience and GISystems, requires not just recognition of the labour and lives of queers and research in geographies of sexualities. Based upon a queer feminist political economic critique and evidenced in my teaching critical GIS at two elite liberal arts colleges, I argue that the “status quo” between ESRI and geography as a field must be interrupted. Extending a critical GIS focus beyond data structures and data ethics, I argue that geographic researchers and instructors have a responsibility in queering our choice and production of software, algorithms, and code alike. I call this production and choice of democratic, accessible, and useful software by, for, and about the needs of its users, good enough software.

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Published as:

Jack Gieseking. “Operating Anew: Queering GIS with Good Enough Software.” Canadian Geographer/Le Géographe Canadien 62, no. 1 (2018.): 55-66.

DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/DA7H4

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Publication Title

Canadian Geographer/Le Géographe Canadien

Volume

62

Issue

1

First Page

55

Last Page

66

DOI

10.17605/OSF.IO/DA7H4

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