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Signs at 40: Mapping conversations

Signs at 40.
Signs, the feminist journal, is forty (ahem).
They have put together a neat set of digital tools for considering the material published in Signs over the years.  Have a look.
My favourite is the “cocitation” model:

Rather than mapping articles published in Signs, the graph provides a way of viewing the broader field of feminist scholarship that is reflected in the sources cited in the articles that the journal publishes. The assumption operative in this type of graph is that scholarship can be viewed as conversations among various participants represented by particular sources; sources that tend to be cited together are being put into conversation with one another and are thus representative of a particular strain or school of thought within a field.

click through – it’s really interesting.

h/t Mary Jane Mossman