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Data’s empire: postcolonial data politics

Ruppert, Evelyn; Isin, Engin;
Open Access English
  • Published: 29 Mar 2019
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Country: United Kingdom
The chapter examines the various ways that data captures and colonizes minds, souls, bodies and spaces and makes data subjects through practices of production, accumulation, aggregation, circulation, valuation, and interpretation. We draw attention to how these practices operate together yet differently in the metropole and postcolony and produce different data subjects. By first describing how European empires in the nineteenth century invented various data collection and analysis methods for producing colonial populations, the chapter outlines how postcolonial practices build on these imperial infrastructures and logics. Through the example of the UN’s Global ...
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