The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society: Volume 5, Number 1

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9781863357715: The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society: Volume 5, Number 1

** Contents available at** The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society creates a place for the publication presenting innovative theories and practices relating technology to society. It is cross-disciplinary in its scope and provides a meeting point for technologists with a concern for the social and social scientists with a concern for the technological. The focus is primarily, but not exclusively, on information and communications technologies. Equally interested in the mechanics of social technologies and the social impact of technologies, the journal is guided by the ideals of an open society, where technology is used to address human needs and serve community interests. These concerns are grounded in the values of creativity, innovation, access, equity and personal and community autonomy. In this space, commercial and community interests at times complement each other; at other times they appear to be at loggerheads. The journal will examine the nature of the new technologies, their connection with community, their use as tools for learning, and their place in a 'knowledge society'. The perspectives presented range from big picture analyses which address global and universal concerns, to detailed case studies which speak of localised social applications of technology. The papers traverse a broad terrain, sometimes technically and other times socially oriented, sometimes theoretical and other times practical in their perspective, and sometimes reflecting dispassionate analysis whilst at other times suggesting interested strategies for action. The journal is relevant for academics in the fields of informatics, computer science, history and philosophy of science, sociology of knowledge, sociology of technology, education, management and the humanities; research students; technology developers and trainers and industry consultants. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society is peer-reviewed, supported by rigorous, criterion-referenced article ranking and qualitative commentary processes, ensuring that only intellectual work of significance is published.

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