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ACT UP means to act in a way that pushes against dominant narratives and oppressive hierarchies of knowledge production.
This is a borrowed & reused acronym from ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) - a direct action advocacy group working to help those living with AIDS. While many think of ACT UP as being active in the 1980's, the work of ACT UP is still being done today. Remember, social justice change takes time.
A - AUTHOR
C - CURRENCY
T - Truth
U - Unbiased
P - Privilege
Sahura, D. (2020, April 6). Evaluate Sources: ACT UP. Salem State University Library. https://libguides.salemstate.edu/evaluatingsources
"Positionality refers to the stance or positioning of the researcher in relation to the social and political context of the study - the community, the organization or the participant group. The position adopted by a research affects every phase of the research process..." (Coghlan, D., & Brydon-Miller, M. (2014). The SAGE encyclopedia of action research (Vols. 1-2). London, : SAGE Publications Ltd doi: 10.4135/9781446294406)
What and who you choose to cite is a reflection of your positionalities
Your positionalities affect who you include or exclude in your research. Who YOU consider an authority on the subject matters
Citation selecting is not passive. We make conscious decisions about how to include and exclude in our research
Dr. Noble is an Associate Professor at UCLA in the departments of Information Studies, African American Studies, and Gender Studies. She co-directs the UCLA's Center for Critical Internet Inquiry.