Show simple item record Robbin, Alice Day, Ron 2006-07-08T18:56:17Z 2006-07-08T18:56:17Z 2006
dc.description.abstract We explore Rob Kling’s conceptual scaffolding for Social Informatics: his integration of theory, method and evidence and philosophical underpinnings and moral basis of his commitment to a critical stance towards computers and social life. He extended his focus on organizational practices and a lifelong meditation on democracy, value conflicts and social choices to the discourses of computerization and social transformation and to the education of the information professional. He came to his project through careful observation of organizational life and a critical reading of research conducted by other scholars and the rhetoric about ICTs, As Kling conceptualized it, the project of Social Informatics was to intervene in the social construction of the meaning, value, use and even design of technologies as shaped by discourse and education. en
dc.description.sponsorship Indiana University en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP-06-01 en
dc.rights Creative Commons license en
dc.subject social informatics en
dc.subject Rob Kling en
dc.subject social critique en
dc.subject theory en
dc.subject intellectual trajectory en
dc.title On Rob Kling: The Theoretical, the Methodological, and the Critical en
dc.type Working Paper en

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