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Critical research in information systems

Author: Helen Richardson, Dr.; Lynette Kvasny
Publisher: Bradford, England : Emerald Group Pub., ©2006.
Series: Information technology & people (West Linn, Or.), v. 19, no. 3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This e-book addresses some of the issues of definition and direction of critical research in information studies. The editors welcomed scholarly inquiry which was informed by critical social theories and examined the complex relationships between information systems and their cultural, national, organizational, political and social context of use. The papers embrace theoretical foundations, paradigmatic and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Richardson, Dr.; Lynette Kvasny
ISBN: 1846631505 9781846631504 1846631513 9781846631511
OCLC Number: 182530123
Description: 1 online resource (101 pages).
Contents: Cover; CONTENTS; EDITORIAL BOARD; Critical research in information systems: looking forward, looking back; Enabling or disabling technologies? A critical approach to web accessibility; Technologies of the self: virtual work and the inner panopticon; Combining social shaping of technology and communicative action theory for understanding rhetorical closure in IT; Critical empirical research in IS: an example of gender and the IT workforce.
Series Title: Information technology & people (West Linn, Or.), v. 19, no. 3.
Responsibility: guest editors, Helen Richardson and Lynette Kvasny.

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This e-book addresses some of the issues of definition and direction of critical research in information studies. The editors welcomed scholarly inquiry which was informed by critical social theories and examined the complex relationships between information systems and their cultural, national, organizational, political and social context of use. The papers embrace theoretical foundations, paradigmatic and methodological issues, empirical studies and praxis and reflexivity, highlighting the growing interest in critical research in the information systems discipline and enabling reflection on.

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