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“An Encyclopedia, Not an Experiment in Democracy”: Wikipedia Biographies, Authorship, and the Wikipedia Subject

“An Encyclopedia, Not an Experiment in Democracy”: Wikipedia Biographies, Authorship, and the... Wikipedia biography is a culturally significant, yet overlooked form of digital life narrative. Through an examination of Wikipedia’s policies and discussion forums, and a number of its most popular and controversial biographies, this essay explores the politics of biographical practice and representation on the site. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

“An Encyclopedia, Not an Experiment in Democracy”: Wikipedia Biographies, Authorship, and the Wikipedia Subject

Biography , Volume 38 (2) – Aug 24, 2015

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © Biographical Research Center
ISSN
0162-4962
eISSN
1529-1456

Abstract

Wikipedia biography is a culturally significant, yet overlooked form of digital life narrative. Through an examination of Wikipedia’s policies and discussion forums, and a number of its most popular and controversial biographies, this essay explores the politics of biographical practice and representation on the site.

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BiographyUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 24, 2015

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