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Thinking Informatically: Introductory Materials and Chapter One

Antony Bryant
Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom


Abstract
Many of those who are active within the Academic field of IS are constantly seeking a firm disciplinary basis for their endeavours. In many respects such efforts are based upon a mistaken view of how disciplines are actually constituted, and the purposes that they serve. In many respects it would be far more fruitful if those working within the field of IS were to accept a more fluid and contingent notion of a discipline; simultaneously recognizing the contested nature of many of the core concepts - particularly information, communication, and technology. In so doing we will be Thinking Informatically.

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Reference:Bryant, A. (2006). "Thinking Informatically: Introductory Materials and Chapter One," Leeds Metropolitan University, UK . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 6(66). http://sprouts.aisnet.org/6-66
Keywords:ICT; information; communication; technology; Zygmunt Bauman; liquid modernity; informatics
Item Type:Article - Volume 6 Article 66 (2006)
Language:English
Email: Antony Bryant (a.bryant@leedsmet.ac.uk)
Related Link(s):http://www.mellenpress.com/mellenpress.cfm?bookid=6812&pc=9

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