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Cocq, Coppélie, ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-7058-9955
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Cocq, C. & Liliequist, E. (2024). Digital ethnography: a qualitative approach to digital cultures, spaces, and socialites. First Monday, 29(5)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital ethnography: a qualitative approach to digital cultures, spaces, and socialites
2024 (English)In: First Monday, E-ISSN 1396-0466, Vol. 29, no 5Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper introduces principles for the application and challenges of small data ethnography in digital research. It discusses the need to incorporate ethics in every step of the research process. As teachers and researchers within the digital humanities, we argue for the value of a qualitative approach to digital contents, spaces, and phenomena. This article is relevant as a guide for students and researchers whose studies examine digital practices, phenomena, and social communities that occur in, through, or in relation to digital contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Illinois Libraries, 2024
Keywords
Small data, Qualitative research, Digital research
National Category
Ethnology
Research subject
digital humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-224047 (URN)10.5210/fm.v29i5.13196 (DOI)
Available from: 2024-05-08 Created: 2024-05-08 Last updated: 2024-05-08Bibliographically approved
Gelfgren, S., Cocq, C., Enbom, J. & Samuelsson, L. (2023). Afterword: future directions for surveillance in practice and research. In: Lars Samuelsson; Coppélie Cocq; Stefan Gelfgren; Jesper Enbom (Ed.), Everyday life in the culture of surveillance: (pp. 205-211). Nordicom
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Afterword: future directions for surveillance in practice and research
2023 (English)In: Everyday life in the culture of surveillance / [ed] Lars Samuelsson; Coppélie Cocq; Stefan Gelfgren; Jesper Enbom, Nordicom, 2023, p. 205-211Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The contributions in this book shed light on the complexity of surveillance in a digital age and problematise power relations between the many actors involved in the development and performance of surveillance culture. More and more actors and practices play an increasing role in our contemporary digitalised society, and the chapters show how people negotiate surveillance in their use of digital media, often knowingly leaving digital footprints, and sometimes trying to avoid surveillance. The digital transformation will continue in the foreseeable future. The coordination and analysis of data is viewed by many government agencies, corporations, and other actors as important tools for improving public administration, health, and economic growth. For this development to be legitimate, it is important that hard values, such as technical and legal developments, and soft values, such as ethical and cultural values, are taken into consideration. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordicom, 2023
Keywords
surveillance culture, digital transformation, counter-practices, data regulation, cybersecurity
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Media
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-206403 (URN)10.48335/9789188855732-a (DOI)978-91-88855-72-5 (ISBN)978-91-88855-73-2 (ISBN)
Funder
Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation, MAW 20016.0092
Available from: 2023-04-04 Created: 2023-04-04 Last updated: 2023-04-05Bibliographically approved
Liliequist, E., Aler Tubella, A., Danielsson, K. & Cocq, C. (2023). Beyond the binary: queering AI for an inclusive future. interactions, 30(3), 31-33
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Beyond the binary: queering AI for an inclusive future
2023 (English)In: interactions, ISSN 1072-5520, E-ISSN 1558-3449, Vol. 30, no 3, p. 31-33Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACM Digital Library, 2023
Keywords
AI; queer perspectives
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
digital humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-208110 (URN)10.1145/3590141 (DOI)2-s2.0-85159303848 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-05-09 Created: 2023-05-09 Last updated: 2023-06-08Bibliographically approved
Samuelsson, L., Cocq, C., Gelfgren, S. & Enbom, J. (Eds.). (2023). Everyday life in the culture of surveillance. Nordicom
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Everyday life in the culture of surveillance
2023 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Over the recent decades, the possibilities to surveil people have increased and been refined with the ongoing digital transformation of society. Surveillance can now go in any direction, and various forms of online surveillance saturate most people’s lives, which are increasingly lived in digital environments.

To understand this situation and nuance the contemporary discussions about surveillance – not least in the highly digitalised context of the Nordic countries – we must adopt cultural and ethical perspectives in studying people’s attitudes, motives, and behaviours. The “culture of surveillance”, to borrow David Lyon’s term, is a culture where questions about privacy and publicness, and rights and benefits, are once again brought to the fore.

This anthology takes up this challenge, with contributions from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical frameworks that discuss and shed light on the complexity of contemporary surveillance and thus problematise power relations between the many actors involved in the development and performance of surveillance culture. The contributions highlight how more and more actors and practices play a part in our increasingly digitalised society.

The book is an outcome of the research project "iAccept: Soft surveillance – between acceptance and resistance", financed by the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation. The anthology’s editors are project members, all based at Umeå University, Sweden: Lars Samuelsson, associate professor of philosophy; Coppélie Cocq, professor of Sámi studies and digital humanities; Stefan Gelfgren, associate professor of sociology of religion; and Jesper Enbom, associate professor of media studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordicom, 2023. p. 211
Keywords
surveillance culture, online surveillance, digital transformation, ethics of surveillance, digital humanities, surveillance, digitalisation, data-driven
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Media
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-206400 (URN)10.48335/9789188855732 (DOI)978-91-88855-72-5 (ISBN)978-91-88855-73-2 (ISBN)
Funder
Wallenberg Foundations, MAW 2016.0092
Available from: 2023-04-04 Created: 2023-04-04 Last updated: 2023-05-12Bibliographically approved
Gelfgren, S., Cocq, C., Samuelsson, L. & Enbom, J. (2023). Introduction: the complex web of everyday surveillance. In: Lars Samuelsson; Coppélie Cocq; Stefan Gelfgren; Jesper Enbom (Ed.), Everyday life in the culture of surveillance: (pp. 9-20). Nordicom
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: the complex web of everyday surveillance
2023 (English)In: Everyday life in the culture of surveillance / [ed] Lars Samuelsson; Coppélie Cocq; Stefan Gelfgren; Jesper Enbom, Nordicom, 2023, p. 9-20Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The possibilities to surveil people have increased and been further refined with the implementation of digital communication over the last couple of decades, and with the ongoing process of digital transformation, surveillance can now go in any direction, leaving a label such as “surveillance state” somewhat outdated. Corporations and governmental organisations may surveil people, people may surveil each other, and surveillance may take place in subtle ways that are difficult for the surveilled to detect. In David Lyon’s terms, we are living in a “culture of surveillance”, a culture that surrounds and affects our everyday life. Today, it is of utmost relevance to study people’s attitudes, motives, and behaviours in relation to the fact that we live in a culture of surveillance. This includes the need for cultural and ethical perspectives to understand and nuanced contemporary discussions on surveillance, not least in the highly digitalised context of the Nordic countries. The chapters in this anthology address these issues from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical frameworks.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordicom, 2023
Keywords
surveillance, surveillance culture, digitalisation, data-driven, digital transformation
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Media
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-206402 (URN)10.48335/9789188855732-i (DOI)978-91-88855-72-5 (ISBN)978-91-88855-73-2 (ISBN)
Funder
Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation, MAW 2016.0092
Available from: 2023-04-04 Created: 2023-04-04 Last updated: 2023-04-05Bibliographically approved
Cocq, C. (2023). Open science in sámi research: researchers' dilemmas. Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, 8, Article ID 1095169.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Open science in sámi research: researchers' dilemmas
2023 (English)In: Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, E-ISSN 2504-0537, Vol. 8, article id 1095169Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses the challenges of Indigenous research in relation to open science, more particularly in relation to Sámi research in Sweden. Based on interviews with active scholars in the multidisciplinary field of Sámi studies, and on policy documents by Sámi organizations, this article points at the challenges that can be identified, and the practices and strategies adopted or suggested by researchers. Topics addressed include ownership, control, sensitivity and accessibility of data, the consequences of experienced limitations, the role of the historical context, and community-groundedness. This article has the ambition to contribute with a discussion about the tensions between standards of data management/open science and data sovereignty in Indigenous contexts. This is done by bringing in perspectives from Indigenous methodologies (the 4 R) and by contextualizing research practices and forms of data colonialism in relation to our contemporary context of surveillance culture. Research—in relation to ethics and social sustainability—is an arena where tensions between various agendas becomes obvious. This is illustrated in this article by researchers' dilemmas when working with open science and the advancement of Indigenous research. Efforts toward ethically valid and cultural-sensitive modes of data use are taking shape in Indigenous research, calling for an increased awareness about the topic. In the context of Sámi research, the role of academia in such a transformation is also essential.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Frontiers Media S.A., 2023
Keywords
data management, ethics, indigenous research, open science, Sámi research
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-217543 (URN)10.3389/frma.2023.1095169 (DOI)2-s2.0-85177774784 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-12-13 Created: 2023-12-13 Last updated: 2023-12-13Bibliographically approved
Samuelsson, L., Cocq, C., Gelfgren, S. & Enbom, J. (2023). Preface. In: Lars Samuelsson; Coppélie Cocq; Stefan Gelfgren; Jesper Enbom (Ed.), Everyday life in the culture of surveillance: (pp. 6-8). Nordicom
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Preface
2023 (English)In: Everyday life in the culture of surveillance / [ed] Lars Samuelsson; Coppélie Cocq; Stefan Gelfgren; Jesper Enbom, Nordicom, 2023, p. 6-8Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordicom, 2023
National Category
Communication Studies
Research subject
Media
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-206401 (URN)10.48335/9789188855732-p (DOI)978-91-88855-72-5 (ISBN)978-91-88855-73-2 (ISBN)
Funder
Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation, MAW 2016.0092
Available from: 2023-04-04 Created: 2023-04-04 Last updated: 2023-04-05Bibliographically approved
Danielsson, K., Aler Tubella, A., Liliequist, E. & Cocq, C. (2023). Queer eye on AI: binary systems versus fluid identities. In: Simon Lindgren (Ed.), Handbook of critical studies of artificial intelligence: (pp. 595-606). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Queer eye on AI: binary systems versus fluid identities
2023 (English)In: Handbook of critical studies of artificial intelligence / [ed] Simon Lindgren, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023, p. 595-606Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

It is becoming more common to replace or augment human-based decisions with algorithmic calculations and evaluations using artificial intelligence (AI). Facial analysis systems (FA) are examples of how AI in particular is intertwined with both the most mundane and the most critical aspects of human life. Exploring images for the purposes of face detection, recognition and/or classification, FA shows an entanglement between human identity, self-presentation and computation. In this chapter, we discuss automated facial analysis technology from a queer theoretical standpoint, focusing on the concerns and risks when systems like FA are used in a binary way to categorize, measure and make decisions based on computerized assumptions about gender and sexuality. Further, we discuss issues of privacy, bias and fairness related to FA technology as well as potential improvements, for example, by using participatory design. Finally, this chapter suggests that a queer perspective on FA can create new ways to relate to technology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023
Keywords
Chritical theory, Artificial intelligence, Queer theory, Participatory design, Kritisk teori, Artificiell intelligens, Queer teori, Deltagande design
National Category
Human Aspects of ICT Gender Studies Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
digital humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-217388 (URN)10.4337/9781803928562.00061 (DOI)2-s2.0-85159358397 (Scopus ID)9781803928555 (ISBN)9781803928562 (ISBN)
Projects
Queer AI
Available from: 2023-12-01 Created: 2023-12-01 Last updated: 2024-01-25Bibliographically approved
Cocq, C. (2023). Towards new forms of engagement: celebrating 100 years of Finnish ethnology [Letter to the editor]. Ethnologia Fennica, 50(1), 102-107
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards new forms of engagement: celebrating 100 years of Finnish ethnology
2023 (English)In: Ethnologia Fennica, ISSN 0355-1776, Vol. 50, no 1, p. 102-107Article in journal, Letter (Other academic) Published
Keywords
ethnology, folkloristics, activism, engagement, societal relevance, history of the discipline
National Category
Ethnology
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-209947 (URN)10.23991/ef.v50i1.129311 (DOI)2-s2.0-85163835707 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-06-15 Created: 2023-06-15 Last updated: 2023-07-17Bibliographically approved
Cocq, C. & Liliequist, E. (2022). Digitala fältarbeten. In: Kim Silow Kallenberg; Elin von Unge; Lisa Wiklund Moreira (Ed.), Etnologiskt fältarbete: nya fält och former (pp. 193-212). Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digitala fältarbeten
2022 (Swedish)In: Etnologiskt fältarbete: nya fält och former / [ed] Kim Silow Kallenberg; Elin von Unge; Lisa Wiklund Moreira, Studentlitteratur AB, 2022, p. 193-212Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Hur kan språkaktivism studeras genom hashtags på Twitter? Vad har sociala medier för betydelse för hbtq-personers identitetsarbete? Hur kan bloggar fungera som plattformar för politisk förändring och mobilisering? I det här kapitlet ger vi en introduktion till etnografiska angreppssätt och metoder för att studera digitala praktiker, fenomen, nätkulturer och sociala gemenskaper som sker i, genom eller i relation till digitala sammanhang.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentlitteratur AB, 2022
National Category
Ethnology
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-195205 (URN)9789144153261 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-05-25 Created: 2022-05-25 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved
Projects
Naturen i narrativen. En studie av muntliga berättelser om miljö- och naturkatastrofer ur ett folkloristiskt och språketnografiskt perspektiv [P10-0647:1_RJ]; Umeå UniversityProduction and transmission of indigenous knowledge: Oral and mediated strategies to express Sámi identities [2012-173_Formas]; Umeå University?THE INQUISITIVE VICAR? ? A digitalization of the J. A. Nensén records from the 19th century concerning the northern people, their life and culture [IN14-0194:1_RJ]; Umeå UniversityAktasne - Together II: New perspectives, theories and methodologies on Sámi studies [2015-1739_Formas]; Umeå University
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