Okune, Angela and Adams, James. 2018. "Querying Collaboration in Artifact Production." In PhD Orals Document: Querying Analyses of Collaboration, created by Angela Okune and James Adams. PhD Orals Document. UC Irvine Anthropology. October.
This section foregrounds artifacts that have looked at collaborative formations that are part of the production of artifacts (whether they be books, blog posts, journal articles, theses, etc.).
The following description (drafted prior to reading the works) outlines how we were thinking about this particular research life cycle phase:
AO (July 2018): Collaboration at the level of artifact production largely entails co-authoring of various research outputs. These might be monographs or more alternative forms such as documentary films, photo essays, art pieces, etc. I have noted that one response to critiques about the power, privilege and hegemony of Western science and scholarship in the field of Information Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD) has been an increasing number of multiple authorship of papers (with representatives from the global South listed, often as second or third authors) (I have written about this briefly in this paper). This section will include discussions of some of these types of dynamics as well as the possibilities and challenges in collaborative artifact production in these contexts.
This essay is part of a broader orals document querying collaborative formations. Works were categoried under one part of the “research life cycle” as a heuristic. Sub-essays within the orals doc can be accessed directly through the following links: Research Design (Artifacts | Analysis); Data Gathering and Production (Artifacts | Analysis); Data Analysis (Artifacts | Analysis); Artifact Production (Artifacts | Analysis); Dissemination (Artifacts | Analysis); Political Practice (Artifacts | Analysis).
This article from 1992 looks at the macro-level data on international co-authorship collaboration.Read more
Abstract: "International collaboration as measured by co-authorship relations on refereed papers grew linearly from 1990 to 2005 in terms of the number of papers, but exponentially in terms of the number of international addresses. This confirms Persson et al.'s [Persson, O., Glänzel, W...Read more
AO: This 2004 piece by James Moody is preoccupied with whether or not sociology has become more socially integrated over the last 30 years and looks at scientific collaboration networks and how those affect scientific practice.Read more
AO: I've included this book--co-authored by PhD mentor and student--as an example of collaborative writing as well as for its reflections on fieldwork and mentoring.Read more
AO: This Somatosphere blog post touches on many of the issues emerging related to care and labor in collaborative formations that transpired in discussions about the HAU fiasco.Read more
JA: In this article, Carey Kaplan and Ellen Cronan Rose discuss their long-term experiences collaborating together on various writing projects.Read more
AO: This article by Youlande Bouka highlights the risks and ethical challenges of working with diverse transnational teams in collaborative research, esp. the failure to acknowledge the intellectual property of non‐Western scholars during collaborative research.Read more
AO: This paper found in the Computer Science digital libraries pre-prints section of Cornell University looks at the network of international co-authorship relations and presents a map to visualize international collaboration as defined by co-authored papers.Read more