Reframing Data as a Gift
5 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2017
Date Written: April 21, 2017
In this talk, I use Mauss' theory of the gift in order to shift how we think about data sharing and data donation, particularly in the context of biomedical research. I argue that if we think of data as a gift, we can think of the role data can play in building relationships and exposing tensions and social hierarchies.
Keywords: data, biomedical research, ethics, anthropology
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