Gender and Cultural Analytics: Finding or Making Stereotypes?
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Feminist cultural theorists, and perhaps cultural theorists more generally, are discouraged from exploring cultural analytics, or the computational study of culture, whenever data miners state their conclusions in terms of males and females. In the fields of cultural analytics, computational linguistics, and quantitative sociology, such work typically appears in articles with gender in the titleparadoxically because male and female are biological sex terms rather than gender terms. As a keyword for academic sociological and psychological articles, gender rose in popularity starkly over the 1980s, from 50 articles between 1966 and 1970 to 1,450 articles between 1980 and 1985 (Haraway,