Following the Trail of Citational Justice: Critically Examining Knowledge Production in HCI

Citational Justice Collective, Gabriela Molina León, Lynn Kirabo, Marisol Wong-Villacres, Naveena Karusala, Neha Kumar, Nicola Bidwell, Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar, Pranjal Protim Borah, Radhika Garg, Sushil K. Oswal, Tee Chuanromanee, Vishal Sharma

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Abstract

Citations are nodes in the networks of knowledge we create. Portals to conversations with the past and bonding material with the scholarship of the present. Choosing who we cite is a practice signaling who we recognize and respect as a knowledge source. Therefore, we recognize citations as a relational practice. As this relational characteristic of citing is mediated by wealth we distribute across those who we cite, it is imperative to interrogate how just these practices are. We ought to engage with Citational Justice. Building on recent work discussing citational practices within HCI [9], we use the opportunity of this workshop to expand this conversation into deeper reflection on how we cite and the practices and infrastructures surrounding citations. Our goal with this workshop is two-fold. First, to create common language to collectively reflect, interrogate our own citational practices and reverberations, while fleshing out concrete steps to make these practices just in our work and communities we are part of. Second, to invite participants to re-imagine citational practices and the systems and infrastructures necessary to make such practices feasible. We invite a diverse group of participants from the CSCW community interested in examining their citational practices and the systems surrounding them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2021 - Conference Companion Publication of the 2021 Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages360-363
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450384797
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 23 2021
Event24th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2021Oct 27 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

Conference

Conference24th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period10/23/2110/27/21

Keywords

  • Citational justice
  • Knowledge production

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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