SI2: Social Informatics and Symbolic Interactionism: A Conceptual Exploration

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105777
Title:
SI2: Social Informatics and Symbolic Interactionism: A Conceptual Exploration
Author:
Oltmann, Shannon M.
Citation:
SI2: Social Informatics and Symbolic Interactionism: A Conceptual Exploration 2007,
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105777
Submitted date:
2007-09-03
Abstract:
This is a submission to the 3rd Annual Social Informatics SIG Research Symposium: The Social Web, Social Computing and the Social Analysis of Computing. This conceptual essay explores how symbolic interactionism can inform social informatics, particularly in the study of socially constructed concepts such as privacy. Examining how physical and virtual objects are defined and constructed can be, and often is, a significant component of social informatics investigations (Kling, 2000; Kling, Rosenbaum, & Sawyer, 2005). Perhaps this is particularly important in domains were those constructions are still emerging, or are in the process of changing, as in Web 2.0. Thus, this essay suggests that social informatics can use symbolic interactionism as a theoretical underpinning to analyzing various aspects of Web 2.0. In the following sections, I review symbolic interactionism, demonstrate how it complements social informatics perspectives, and illustrate how it could inform social informatics research by examining privacy in the context of Web 2.0.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Social Informatics
Local subject classification:
symbolic interactionism

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorOltmann, Shannon M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-09-03T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:34:11Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-09-03en_US
dc.identifier.citationSI2: Social Informatics and Symbolic Interactionism: A Conceptual Exploration 2007,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105777-
dc.description.abstractThis is a submission to the 3rd Annual Social Informatics SIG Research Symposium: The Social Web, Social Computing and the Social Analysis of Computing. This conceptual essay explores how symbolic interactionism can inform social informatics, particularly in the study of socially constructed concepts such as privacy. Examining how physical and virtual objects are defined and constructed can be, and often is, a significant component of social informatics investigations (Kling, 2000; Kling, Rosenbaum, & Sawyer, 2005). Perhaps this is particularly important in domains were those constructions are still emerging, or are in the process of changing, as in Web 2.0. Thus, this essay suggests that social informatics can use symbolic interactionism as a theoretical underpinning to analyzing various aspects of Web 2.0. In the following sections, I review symbolic interactionism, demonstrate how it complements social informatics perspectives, and illustrate how it could inform social informatics research by examining privacy in the context of Web 2.0.en_US
dc.format.mimetypedocen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectSocial Informaticsen_US
dc.subject.othersymbolic interactionismen_US
dc.titleSI2: Social Informatics and Symbolic Interactionism: A Conceptual Explorationen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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