[Air-L] Blockchain Scenes - New issue of Journal of Digital Social Research

Nathalie Casemajor ncasemajor at gmail.com
Thu Jul 6 07:10:16 PDT 2023

We are delighted to announce that “Blockchain Scenes,” a special issue of
the Journal of Digital Social Research, has just been published in open

Natalie Casemajor and Will Straw

*Blockchain Scenes*
*Journal of Digital Social Research*
Guest editors : Nathalie Casemajor (INRS) and Will Straw (McGill University)

Over the last fifteen years, the development of blockchain technologies has
attracted a large volume of professional expertise, capital investment and
media attention. This burgeoning sector of technology practices has
coalesced around a few major initiatives (Bitcoin, Ethereum), but it is
still moving at a fast pace and its configuration is evolving. If this
sector is marked by a variety of technological protocols, financial
arrangements and organizational forms, it is also a site of social
effervescence. Parties, meet-ups, and the sorts of informal socializing
which gather around events and networks of all kinds function to endow the
blockchain sector with the characteristics of what, in cultural analysis,
are often called “scenes”. The aim of this special issue is to examine the
interest of the notion of scene for the analysis of blockchain practices.

_Table of contents_

Nathalie Casemajor, Will Straw
"Blockchain Scenes: A Research Agenda"

Victoria Lemieux, Nigel Dodd
"‘Life World’ on Ledger: A ‘Scenic’ View"

Betty Bozoma Blay Ackah
"Ghana’s blockchain scene on WhatsApp : A space for convergence and

Jiaxi Hou
"Making Ends Meet by Mining on Blockchain: Subalternity, Materiality, and
Yearnings of Chinese Amateur Crypto-miners

Julie Frizzo-Barker
"Women on the Block: A Technofeminist Discourse Analysis of Blockchain
Meetups, Conferences, and Hackathons"

Régis Barondeau, Axel Guitton, Shima Masoumi, Pablo Aceiton Campos
"A First Glance at the NFT Quebec Gaming Scene"

For more information, get in touch with nathalie.casemajor at inrs.ca or
william.straw at mcgill.ca

Independent. Interdisciplinary. Open access.
The Journal of Digital Social Research publishes high-quality articles
within all areas of digital social research, including sociology,
informatics, pedagogy, education science, gender studies, law, economy,
social work and geography. We welcome and encourage cross-disciplinary
submissions. JDSR is a true open access journal.

Nathalie Casemajor
PhD, Professeure
Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
385, rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal (Québec) H2X 1E3, Canada
Website <https://inrs.ca/la-recherche/professeurs/nathalie-casemajor/>

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