Hey you! Pronominalism and the Popular (2023)
Ein Vortrag auf der Tagung "Partizipation als Herausforderung" (6. Oktober 2022).
In an interdisciplinary study of personalisation across the fields of digital culture, health care and data science, we have found that the long-standing process of 'making up people' described by Ian Hacking often makes use of pronouns: for example, People Like You, #JesuisCharlie, #MeToo, MyUniversity, and PatientsLikeMe. This paper explores the ways in which pronominalism operates across a variety of genres of participation, with a close discussion of specific examples to show some of the variety of ways in which participation and the popular are linked in pronominal practices.