Many Worlds of Ethics: Ethical Pluralism in CSCW

Mohammad Rashidujjaman Rifat, Ayesha Bhimdiwala, Ananya Bhattacharjee, Amna Batool, Dipto Das, Nusrat Jahan Mim, Abdullah Hasan Safir, Sharifa Sultana, Taslima Akter, C. Estelle Smith, Bryan Semaan, Shaimaa Lazem, Robert Soden, Michael Muller, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed

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Although CSCW has shown a strong interest in diversity and inclusion, the literature predominantly reflects ethics rooted in Western universalism, modernism, scientism, and Euro-centrism. Consequently, CSCW theories and practices tend to marginalize millions of people worldwide whose ethical perspectives do not align with the narrow focus of ethics and values within CSCW. In an effort to embrace ethical pluralism within CSCW, we propose a day-long hybrid workshop in CSCW and invite researchers and practitioners to initiate conversations centered around three themes: (a) foregrounding ethical diversities, (b) adapting diverse ethics, and (c) addressing challenges, barriers, and limitations associated with incorporating plural ethics into CSCW. Through this workshop, we aim to bring together CSCW scholars and practitioners, fostering a community that advocates for and advances the cause of pluralism in socio-technical systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2023 Companion - Conference Companion Publication of the 2023 Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
EditorsMorgan Ames, Susan Fussell, Eric Gilbert, Vera Liao, Xiaojuan Ma, Xinru Page, Mark Rouncefield, Vivek Singh, Pamela Wisniewski
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9798400701290
StatePublished - Oct 14 2023
Externally publishedYes
Event26th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2023 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: Oct 14 2023Oct 18 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW


Conference26th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • adaptation
  • co-existence
  • ethics
  • pluralism
  • values

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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