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Critical theory for library and information science : exploring the social from across the disciplines

Critical theory for library and information science : exploring the social from across the disciplines

Author: Gloria J Leckie; Lisa M Given; John Buschman
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The practical application of library and information science is based upon 75 years of critical theory and thought. Therefore, it is essential for students and faculty in LIS to be familiar with the work of a wide range of critical theorists. The aim of Critical Theory for Library and Information Science: Exploring the Social from Across the Disciplines is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the critical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gloria J Leckie; Lisa M Given; John Buschman
ISBN: 9781591589389 159158938X
OCLC Number: 548555609
Description: xxii, 326 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Michel Aglietta and regulation theory / Siobhan Stevenson --
Roland Barthes : on semiology and taxonomy / Hans Dam Christensen --
Roy Bhaskar's critical realism / John M. Budd --
Social capital, symbolic violence, and fields of cultural production: Pierre Bourdieu and library and information science / Lisa Hussey --
Beyond a signpost for resistance: the promise of Michel de Certeau's practices of everyday life for LIS scholarship / Paulette Rothbauer --
Michel Foucault: discourse, power/knowledge, and the battle for truth / Michael Olsson --
Psychoanalysis as critique in the works of Freud, Lacan, and Deleuze and Guattari / Ronald E. Day and Andrew J. Lau --
Transformative library pedagogy and community-based libraries: a Freirean perspective / Martina Riedler and Mustafa Yunus Eryaman --
Anthony Giddens' influence on library and information science / Howard Rosenbaum --
The public library as a space for democratic empowerment: Henry Giroux, radical democracy, and border pedagogy / Mustafa Yunus Eryaman --
Hgemony, historic blocs, and capitalism: Antonio Gramsci in library and information science / Douglas Raber --
The social as fundamental and a source of the critical: Jürgen Habermas / John Buschman --
Martin Heidegger's critique of informational modernity / Ronald E. Day --
Bruno Latour: documenting human and non-human associations / Will Weeler --
Jean Lave's practice theory / Sanna Talja --
Henri Lefebvre and spatial dialectics / Gloria J. Leckie and Lisa M. Given --
Herbert Marcuse: liberation, utopia, and revolution / Ajit Pyati --
Chantal Mouffe's theory of agonistic pluralism and its relevance for library and information science research / Joacim Hansson --
Antonio Negri on information, empire, and commonwealth / Nick Dyer-Witheford --
Ferdinand de Saussure: duality / Paul Solomon --
Investigating the textually-mediated work of institutions: Dorothy E. Smithś sociology for people / Rosamund K. Stooke --
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: deconstructionist, Marxist, feminist, postcolonialist / Hope A. Olson and Melodie J. Fox.
Responsibility: Gloria J. Leckie, Lisa M. Given, and John E. Buschman, editors.


This text provides an overview of major critical theorists from across disciplines-including the humanities, social sciences, and education-that discusses the importance of these critical  Read more...


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