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Hacking DiversityThe Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures$
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Christina Dunbar-Hester

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780691192888

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691192888.001.0001

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Working Imaginaries

Working Imaginaries

“Freedom from Jobs” or Learning to Love to Labor?

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(p.128) 5 Working Imaginaries
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Hacking Diversity
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Christina Dunbar-Hester

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691192888.003.0005

This chapter examines the diversity advocates' imaginaries of work and labor, many of which are contradictory, both aligning with and critiquing market values. This topic matters because, especially as advocates envision their practices as potentially promoting worker power, their analyses generally do not fully account for the protean boundaries of so-called tech work and actual, material labor conditions, including the lower-status labor that supports Global North hacking. The chapter also focuses on ideations surrounding work and labor relationships within diversity initiatives. It demonstrates that various motivations for diversity advocacy sit in tension with one another. It also argues that the imagined relationships between diversity in tech and workplace preparedness are important because they expose the generative potentials in diversity advocacy.

Keywords:   diversity advocacy, labor, market values, worker power, tech work, Global North hacking, workplace preparedness, diversity initiatives

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