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Sounds like resistance: Digital music collaboration as a politics of Desi people in Slumdog millionaire

Gairola, R.K.ORCID: 0000-0002-1826-6339 (2018) Sounds like resistance: Digital music collaboration as a politics of Desi people in Slumdog millionaire. Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues, 15 (4). pp. 14-40.


Perhaps one of the most important questions about Digital Humanities (DH), today a ubiquitous heuristic that conjoins texts, tools, and technology in academia, is just who is and is not (and, indeed, cannot be) a digital humanist. In her blog post "Is There Anybody Out There? Building a Global Digital Humanities Community," Isabel Galina writes from the perspective of a woman of colour in The Global South exploring how to define the digital humanities. Galina writes, "Behind this problem of defining Digital Humanities (what we are and what we do) there is an additional now ineludible problem 'who is we?' One of the things that characterizes DH I think is that the community has worked very hard towards building the DH community ... Collaboration and cooperation are seen as specific traits of DH that differentiate it from the more 'lone-scholar' traditional humanist. It seems to be that openness and a desire to work with others is fundamental to the way we think of ourselves" [sic ]1 Galina’s important questions, both here as well as in the blog post~ title, underscore an ongoing and salient concern of postcolonial nations in The Global South as we technologically dive into the new millennium.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Arts
Publisher: Institute of Advanced Studies in English. Pune University
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