Information Practice

Authored by: Crystal Fulton , Jean Henefer

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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The phrase information practice is relatively new to the field of Library and Information Science (LIS). Using the works of individuals, such as Foucault, Vygotsky, and Garfinkel, the concept of information practice questions the historical positioning of the individual as the unit of analysis. Instead, information practice proposes that information behavior is best understood by considering information and knowledge constructed as a sociocultural context. Recent LIS scholarship in regions, such as Australia, North America, and the Nordic countries, has drawn upon explorations of discourse to theorize and apply information practice as an umbrella approach to LIS research. This entry explores the concept of information practice and its place among LIS metatheories and application in LIS research.

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