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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The Epistemology of Ullapoolism Making Mischief from within Contemporary Book Cultures
Author(s): Squires, Claire
Driscoll, Beth
Contact Email: claire.squires@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Ullapoolism
Situationist International
book cultures
autoethnographic epistemology
scholarly activism
publishing studies
Issue Date: 2020
Citation: Squires C & Driscoll B (2020) The Epistemology of Ullapoolism Making Mischief from within Contemporary Book Cultures. Angelaki, 25 (5), pp. 137-155. https://doi.org/10.1080/0969725X.2020.1807147
Abstract: This article proposes Ullapoolism, a post-data, activist, autoethnographic epistemology for contemporary book culture studies. It begins by addressing the challenges of contemporaneity and multidisciplinarity in researching the creation, circulation and use of books. We identify a rigidity that limits existing theoretical frameworks for the study of book cultures, and a paucity in existing research modes—including those from literary sociology, the digital humanities and cultural analytics—that collect, count and model book cultures. Our alternative epistemology, Ullapoolism, draws on two modes of action developed by the Situationist International—détournements, mischievous re-inscriptions of existing cultural artefacts; and dérives, active drifts through space attuned to emotion—and addresses potential predicaments including recuperation and entanglement. The situated knowledge produced through this epistemology has practical applications. Fields are not neutral, and as mischief-making activists, we use creative critique and playful experimentalism to oppose structural inequity. Ullapoolism therefore offers a future program for both cultural analysis and scholarly activism.
DOI Link: 10.1080/0969725X.2020.1807147
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