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Information systems: a cyborg discipline?

Ramage, Magnus (2004). Information systems: a cyborg discipline? In: Kaplan, Bonnie; Truex, Dwayne P.; Wastell, David; Wood-Harper, A. Trevor and DeGross, Janice I. eds. Information systems research: relevant theory and informed practice. IFIP International Federation for Information Processing (143). Boston, USA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

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This paper argues for a model of information systems in terms of cyborgs – a boundary-crossing mixture of the technical and the social. The argument for this model is substantiated from the personal experience of the author, presented as examples of being a cyborg researcher within a disciplinary context. Lessons for information systems are drawn.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 1-4020-8094-8, 978-1-4020-8094-4
Extra Information: Chapter in question is Chapter 5.
Keywords: Cyborgs; interdisciplinarity; reflective practice; sociology of technology
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Item ID: 2669
Depositing User: Pat Shah
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2010 21:23
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