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    Researching “Digital War”: terminological snares, conceptual pitfalls, and methodological hazards

    Bousquet, Antoine (2020) Researching “Digital War”: terminological snares, conceptual pitfalls, and methodological hazards. Digital War , ISSN 2662-1983. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    This article traces some of the intellectual lines of force concomitant to the constitution of a research field of Digital War. It submits that, while it may serve as a convenient shorthand for information and communication technologies concordant with common parlance, the concept of the “digital” cannot in itself provide a dependable referent for demarcating such an investigative terrain. This consideration raises in turn a series of further conceptual, methodological, and empirical challenges for scholars working in this emerging field, among which are the deep history of information technologies and their martial entanglements, the requirements of scientific and technical literacy, and engagement with the philosophy of technology.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): digital, analogue, computer, assemblage, information, martial
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Depositing User: Antoine Bousquet
    Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2020 14:59
    Last Modified: 18 Feb 2021 10:33
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/41602

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