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Habermas and the non-humans: towards a critical theory for the new collective

Whitley, Edgar A. (1999) Habermas and the non-humans: towards a critical theory for the new collective. In: Willmot, Hugh and Grugulis, Irena, (eds.) Critical Management Studies Conference: 14-16 July 1999. Manchester School of Management, Hulme Hall, Manchester, UK, p. 83.

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Abstract

This paper proposes a new way in which the principles of critical theory can be applied to the study of information systems by drawing on the work of Bruno Latour. It does this by reflecting on Habermas’ focus on human agency and, by reconsidering the fact value division, it proposes a new collective consisting of selective humans and non–humans. The paper ends by considering how this new collective could apply in the context of information systems implementation and proposes areas for future research.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: © 1999 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Sets: Research centres and groups > Information Systems and Innovation Group
Departments > Management
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Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2010 10:16
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/29201/

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