[Air-l] web science, or AoIR by any other name
whyte.james at yahoo.com
Fri May 4 11:48:04 PDT 2007
I read this and there is a compelling argument.
I am arguing for transdisplinary methods, perspectives and vocabulary, with the commitments that will involve.
I was unmoved by that writing as it pertains to this agenda.
I'm squarely opposed to "institutionizing" into a discipline. Let's hear it for the commons!
Nancy Baym <nbaym at ku.edu> wrote:
This discussion echoes the theme of a special
issue of The Information Society I edited in
which researchers from several disciplines
contemplated the disciplinary status of 'internet
research.' The (a?) short story was that the
authors independently argued that it was in our
best interest to avoid becoming an
Here is the table of contents:
Vol. 21, No. 4
Special Issue: ICT Research and Disciplinary
Boundaries: Is "Internet Research" a Virtual
Field, a Proto-Discipline, or Something Else?
Internet Research as is Isn't, Is, Could Be, and Should Be
Nancy K. Baym
Fizz in the Field: Toward a Basis for an Emergent Internet Studies
Internet Research and the Sociology of Cyber-Social-Scientific Knowledge
Digital Media and Disciplinarity
Disciplining the Future: A Critical Organizational Analysis of Internet Studies
Annette N. Markham
Who Wants to be a Discipline?
Naomi S. Baron
Internet Indiscipline: Two Approaches to Making a Field
Towards a Transdisciplinary Internet Research
Science and Technology Studies Approaches to Internet Research
New Media/Internet Research Topics of the Association of Internet Researchers
Ronald E. Rice
The Internet in China: A Meta-review of Research
Randolph Kluver and Chen Yang
Making Space for Religion in Internet Studies [Abstract]
ICT Research, the New Economy, and the Evolving
Discipline of Economics: Back to the Future?
You can read abstracts here:
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