Kari Nixon
Scholar of Medical Humanities and Victorian Literature

MaternityBk

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Summary:

This co-authored book explores the ways that, in an increasingly isolated digital society, women turn to digital media sources for crowd-sourced advice about parenting. However, in the anonymous world of the internet, inherently complex decisions such as infant feeding and sleeping choices are cast as false binaries, resulting in polarizing communities that make mothers feel more isolated than ever.

Publication Info: Assembling the Networked Ethos of Maternity Advice (co-author with Jessica Clements). Under Advance Contract with MIT Press.


Text-type Considered:

new media


Texts included:

New media


Conceptual Influences:

Bruno Latour, Object-oriented ontologies

 

Excerpt:

 

Forthcoming