上海外国语大学跨文化研究中心、荷兰蒂尔堡大学 ErasmusPlus “Training Mobility Visiting Scholar program” 联合呈现：
#The IC PhD Forum Series#
This presentation engages with discourses of masculinity and personal philosophy for men on the subReddit page The Red Pill, which defines itself as a discussion forum of "sexual strategy in a culture increasingly lacking a positive identity for men” (https://www.reddit.com/r/TheRedPill/). The subReddit has often sparked discussions on misogyny and is contextualized by the growing popularity of alt-right and anti-feminist discourses online. The case study forms an opportunity to engage with a host of socio-political issues from a Digital Humanities perspective.
In our approach to understanding the discourses on the platform, which we call Digital Hermeneutics, we are inspired by the ontological hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer, which understands the interpretive enterprise as a dialogue in which one oscillates between part and whole. Digital hermeneutics in our conceptualization describes a circular structure that vacillates between the big data (‘N=all’) perspective of the whole, and a close reading of the part, or the sample. We explore and discuss several possibilities to come to such a scaled, oscillating reading.