Conceptions of 'Information Poverty' in LIS: An Analysis of Discourses

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105285
Title:
Conceptions of 'Information Poverty' in LIS: An Analysis of Discourses
Author:
Haider, Jutta
Editors:
Jensen, J.; Thomasen, K.; Sørensen, M-L.; Hansen, T.
Citation:
Conceptions of 'Information Poverty' in LIS: An Analysis of Discourses 2006, :79-89
Publisher:
Tallinn University, Estonia; Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105285
Submitted date:
2006-03-26
Abstract:
Notions of 'information poverty' and the "information poor" in LIS are examined from a discourse analytical perspective. Foucault's understanding of discourse, as forming the social reality to which it refers, is outlined and the related concept of the statement, as the basic element of discourse, is introduced. 'Information poverty' is examined as a statement in its relation to other statements in order to highlight assumptions and factors contributing to its construction. The analysis is based on close reading of 35 articles published in LIS journals between 1995 and 2005. Four groups of especially productive discursive procedures and themes are identified and discussed: 1. economic determin­ism, 2. technological determinism and the 'information society', 3. historicising the 'in­ formation poor', 4. the library profession's moral obligation and responsibility.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Philosophy; Library Science; Sociology; Information Science; Economics of Information; Information Ethics; Qualitative Research
Local subject classification:
information poverty; discourse analysis; librarianship; Foucault

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHaider, Juttaen_US
dc.contributor.editorJensen, J.en_US
dc.contributor.editorThomasen, K.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSørensen, M-L.en_US
dc.contributor.editorHansen, T.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-03-26T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:23:08Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-03-26en_US
dc.identifier.citationConceptions of 'Information Poverty' in LIS: An Analysis of Discourses 2006, :79-89en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105285-
dc.description.abstractNotions of 'information poverty' and the "information poor" in LIS are examined from a discourse analytical perspective. Foucault's understanding of discourse, as forming the social reality to which it refers, is outlined and the related concept of the statement, as the basic element of discourse, is introduced. 'Information poverty' is examined as a statement in its relation to other statements in order to highlight assumptions and factors contributing to its construction. The analysis is based on close reading of 35 articles published in LIS journals between 1995 and 2005. Four groups of especially productive discursive procedures and themes are identified and discussed: 1. economic determin­ism, 2. technological determinism and the 'information society', 3. historicising the 'in­ formation poor', 4. the library profession's moral obligation and responsibility.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTallinn University, Estonia; Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmarken_US
dc.subjectPhilosophyen_US
dc.subjectLibrary Scienceen_US
dc.subjectSociologyen_US
dc.subjectInformation Scienceen_US
dc.subjectEconomics of Informationen_US
dc.subjectInformation Ethicsen_US
dc.subjectQualitative Researchen_US
dc.subject.otherinformation povertyen_US
dc.subject.otherdiscourse analysisen_US
dc.subject.otherlibrarianshipen_US
dc.subject.otherFoucaulten_US
dc.titleConceptions of 'Information Poverty' in LIS: An Analysis of Discoursesen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
All Items in UA Campus Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.