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A framework for understanding Information Technology as ecology

Basden, A 2008, 'A framework for understanding Information Technology as ecology' , in: Philosophical Frameworks for Understanding Information Systems , IGI Global, pp. 309-337.

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Abstract

Information technology (IT) deeply influences the way we live, our assumptions, aspirations, expectations, habits -- our very life-and-world-views (LWVs). It has become an environment in which we live and work, a kind of ecology in which modern life takes place. We have created it, but it also creates, or at least deeply affects, us. This area is concerned with what Lyon (1988) called the information society and Castells (1996), the network society, and it is in this area that such things as Walsham’s (2001) discussion of globalisation are considered. It addresses issues of the type found in Vignette 5 in the Preface.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Basden, A
Additional Information: This is final draft of chapter in book.
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Memory, Text and Place
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Schools > No Research Centre
Schools > Salford Business School > Business and Management Research Centre
Publisher: IGI Global
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781599040363
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: A Basden
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2014 15:55
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2015 23:04
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/31431

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