IS 590NP Naming and Power

An advanced topics seminar in subject description and access that focuses upon representation in race, gender, sexuality and other contested categories. Critical intersections of bias, exclusion, and marginalization will be explored through a variety of case studies. Implications for how we construct search and discovery systems (e.g databases, finding aids, taxonomies and catalogs), and other tools, are crucial considerations for those engaging in cultural heritage work.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590NPO
      Mon, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Online
      An advanced topics seminar in subject description and access that focuses upon representation in race, gender, sexuality and other contested categories. Critical intersections of bias, exclusion, and marginalization will be explored through a variety of case studies. Implications for how we construct search and discovery systems (e.g databases, finding aids, taxonomies and catalogs), and other tools, are crucial considerations for those engaging in cultural heritage work.
      Instructor
      Kathryn LaBarre
      CRN
      70531
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).