Social Science Technical Systems and Cooperative Work

Social Science  Technical Systems  and Cooperative Work

This book is the first to directly address the question of how to bridge what has been termed the "great divide" between the approaches of systems developers and those of social scientists to computer supported cooperative work--a question ...

Author: Geoffrey Bowker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317778769

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

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This book is the first to directly address the question of how to bridge what has been termed the "great divide" between the approaches of systems developers and those of social scientists to computer supported cooperative work--a question that has been vigorously debated in the systems development literature. Traditionally, developers have been trained in formal methods and oriented to engineering and formal theoretical problems; many social scientists in the CSCW field come from humanistic traditions in which results are reported in a narrative mode. In spite of their differences in style, the two groups have been cooperating more and more in the last decade, as the "people problems" associated with computing become increasingly evident to everyone. The authors have been encouraged to examine, rigorously and in depth, the theoretical basis of CSCW. With contributions from field leaders in the United Kingdom, France, Scandinavia, Mexico, and the United States, this volume offers an exciting overview of the cutting edge of research and theory. It constitutes a solid foundation for the rapidly coalescing field of social informatics. Divided into three parts, this volume covers social theory, design theory, and the sociotechnical system with respect to CSCW. The first set of chapters looks at ways of rethinking basic social categories with the development of distributed collaborative computing technology--concepts of the group, technology, information, user, and text. The next section concentrates more on the lessons that can be learned at the design stage given that one wants to build a CSCW system incorporating these insights--what kind of work does one need to do and how is understanding of design affected? The final part looks at the integration of social and technical in the operation of working sociotechnical systems. Collectively the contributors make the argument that the social and technical are irremediably linked in practice and so the "great divide" not only should be a thing of the past, it should never have existed in the first place.
Categories: Psychology

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences

In Social Science Research, Technical Systems, and Cooperative Work: Beyond the Great Divide; Bowker, G., Gasser, L., Star, L., Turner, W., Eds.; Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: Mahwah, NJ, 1997; 27–56. 61. Goguen, J.A. Towards a social, ...

Author: John D. McDonald

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000031546

Category: Computers

Page: 6106

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The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, comprising of seven volumes, now in its fourth edition, compiles the contributions of major researchers and practitioners and explores the cultural institutions of more than 30 countries. This major reference presents over 550 entries extensively reviewed for accuracy in seven print volumes or online. The new fourth edition, which includes 55 new entires and 60 revised entries, continues to reflect the growing convergence among the disciplines that influence information and the cultural record, with coverage of the latest topics as well as classic articles of historical and theoretical importance.
Categories: Computers

Annual Review of Information Science and Technology 2004

Annual Review of Information Science and Technology 2004

Toward a critical technical practice : Lessons learned in trying to reform AI . In G. C. Bowker , S. L. Star , W. Turner , & L. Gasser ( Eds . ) , Social science , technical systems , and cooperative work ( pp . 131-158 ) .

Author: Blaise Cronin

Publisher: Information Today, Inc.

ISBN: 1573871850

Category: Reference

Page: 736

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Contents for Volume 38:Science and Technology Studies and Information Studies, by Nancy A. Van HouseNew Theoretic Approaches for Human-Computer Interaction, by Yvonne RogersCommunity and Electronic Community, by David Ellis, Rachel Oldridge, and Ana VasconcelosLatent Semantic Analysis, by Susan T. DumaisThe Use of Web Search Engines in Information Science Research, by Judit Bar-IlanWeb Mining: Machine Learning for Web Applications, by Hsinchun Chen and Michael ChauData Mining in Health and Medical Information, by Peter A. BathIndexing, Browsing, and Searching of Digital Video, by Alan F. SmeatonICT's and Political Life, by Alice Robbin, Christina Courtright, and Leah DavisLegal Aspects of the Web, by Alexandre Lopez Borrull and Charles OppenheimPreservation of Digital Objectives, by Patricia GallowayThe Internet and Unrefereed Scholarly Publishing, by Rob Kling
Categories: Reference

Community in the Digital Age

Community in the Digital Age

in Social Science , Technical Systems , and Cooperative Work , ed . Geoffrey C. Bowker , Susan Leigh Star , W. Turner , L. Gasser ( Mahwah , N.J. and London : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates , 1997 ) , 5-26 . 49.

Author: Daniel Feenberg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742529592

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

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Is the Internet the key to a reinvigorated public life? Or will it fragment society by enabling citizens to associate only with like-minded others? Online community has provided social researchers with insights into our evolving social life. As suburbanization and the breakdown of the extended family and neighborhood isolate individuals more and more, the Internet appears as a possible source for reconnection. Are virtual communities "real" enough to support the kind of personal commitment and growth we associate with community life, or are they fragile and ultimately unsatisfying substitutes for human interaction? Community in the Digital Age features the latest, most challenging work in an important and fast-changing field, providing a forum for some of the leading North American social scientists and philosophers concerned with the social and political implications of this new technology. Their provocative arguments touch on all sides of the debate surrounding the Internet, community, and democracy.
Categories: Social Science

Where the Action is

Where the Action is

1997b . Reflections on a work - oriented design project . In G. Bowker , S. Star , and W. Turner ( eds . ) , Social Science , Technical Systems , and Cooperative Work : Beyond the Great Divide , 189-216 . Mahwah , N.J .: Erlbaum .

Author: Paul Dourish

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262541785

Category: Computers

Page: 233

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The philosophical underpinnings of human-computer interaction and their consequences for future design.
Categories: Computers

Acting with Technology

Acting with Technology

Scenarios as springboards in CSCW design . In G. Bowker , S. Star , W. Turner , and L. Gasser ( eds . ) , Social Science , Technical Systems , and Cooperative Work : Beyond the Great Divide , pp . 217–233 . London : Lawrence Erlbaum .

Author: Victor Kaptelinin

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262513319

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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A systematic presentation of activity theory, its application to interaction design, and an argument for the development of activity theory as a basis for understanding how people interact with technology. Activity theory holds that the human mind is the product of our interaction with people and artifacts in the context of everyday activity. Acting with Technology makes the case for activity theory as a basis for understanding our relationship with technology. Victor Kaptelinin and Bonnie Nardi describe activity theory's principles, history, relationship to other theoretical approaches, and application to the analysis and design of technologies. The book provides the first systematic entry-level introduction to the major principles of activity theory. It describes the accumulating body of work in interaction design informed by activity theory, drawing on work from an international community of scholars and designers. Kaptelinin and Nardi examine the notion of the object of activity, describe its use in an empirical study, and discuss key debates in the development of activity theory. Finally, they outline current and future issues in activity theory, providing a comparative analysis of the theory and its leading theoretical competitors within interaction design: distributed cognition, actor-network theory, and phenomenologically inspired approaches.
Categories: Computers

Proceedings

Proceedings

Collaborative effort among computer science and other social science professional societies might make this possible . ... in Social Science , Technical Systems , and Cooperative Work : Beyond the Great Divide , G. C. Bowker , S. L. ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015047811412

Category: Technology

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Categories: Technology

Journal of Information Science

Journal of Information Science

In : G.C. Bowker , S.L. Star , W. Turner and L. Gasser ( eds ) , Social Science , Technical Systems , and Cooperative Work ( Lawrence Erlbaum Associates , London , 1997 ) . [ 3 ] D. Shapiro , The limits of ethnography : combining social ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015078817031

Category: Electronic journals

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Principles & practice.
Categories: Electronic journals

Annual Review of Information Science and Technology

Annual Review of Information Science and Technology

Toward a critical technical practice : Lessons learned in trying to reform AI . In G. C. Bowker , S. L. Star , W. Turner , & L. Gasser ( Eds . ) , Social science , technical systems , and cooperative work ( pp . 131-158 ) .

Author: Carlos A. Cuadra

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015057964051

Category: Information science

Page: 696

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Categories: Information science