Theories, Practices and Examples for Community and Social Informatics
monographposted on 2020-08-19, 00:12 authored by Tom Denison, Mauro Sarrica, Larry Stillman
Community Informatics is an emergent discipline with a dual focus: the conduct of research about the relationship between the design of information and communications technologies (ICTs) and local communities; and the implementation of ICT projects in local communities. While most of the Community Informatics literature focuses on empirical work and its relationship to more technically-oriented Information or Management Systems thinking, this book will use a combination of theoretical and case study approaches to explore the relationship between Community Informatics, Social Informatics, and broader social theory. Themes include: social order mediated through ICTs; community and cohesion; class and power; social psychology and technology; the relationship between personal agency and social structure mediated through technology; and the nature of institutional or community formations in the age of ICTs.
Size234mm x 153mm
PublisherMonash University Publishing
Print publication date1/05/2014
Australiacommunication in community developmentcommunity information servicescomputer networkssocial aspectsinformation technologypsychologysocial psychologysocial epistomologyCommunication StudiesCommunication Technology and Digital Media StudiesHuman Information BehaviourSocial and Community InformaticsSociology and Social Studies of Science and TechnologyCommunication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified