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Regimes of information and the paradox of embeddedness: an introduction

Kallinikos, Jannis ORCID: 0000-0002-4446-2878, Ekbia, Hamid and Nardi, Bonnie (2015) Regimes of information and the paradox of embeddedness: an introduction. Information Society, 31 (2). pp. 101-105. ISSN 0197-2243

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Identification Number: 10.1080/01972243.2015.998094


This introduction outlines the problematic that has served as the basis for this special issue. Interaction weaves the fabric of social life in the form of events that are usually embedded in a series of particulars, variously referred to as contexts or situations. At the same time, actors, and the contexts in which they are embedded, are constituted by social rules, role systems, and normative frameworks that transcend situated encounters. Furthermore, most interactive events involve a range of resources and technological capabilities that recur across contexts and situations. This special issue deals with how the multivalent involvement of information and communication technologies in social practice alters this basic problematic. It entails six research articles that investigate particular social practices and the ways each of these practices are refigured by the deepening involvement of information and communication technologies. This special issue also features an invited perspective piece by distinguished philosopher Albert Borgmann.

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Additional Information: © 2015 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2016 13:11
Last Modified: 22 May 2024 01:54

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