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ICT to disempower? A perspective on ICT as postmodern agent

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dc.contributor.author Nel, D F
dc.contributor.author Kroeze, Jan H
dc.contributor.author Lotriet, H
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-12T07:53:49Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-12T07:53:49Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation NEL, D.F., KROEZE, J.H. & LOTRIET, H. 2010. ICT to disempower? A perspective on ICT as postmodern agent (full paper). Proceedings of the 14th International Business Information Management Association Conference (14th IBIMA), 23 - 24 June 2010, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 1382 - 1393. (Business Transformation through Innovation and Knowledge Management: An Academic Perspective, edited by Khalid S. Soliman). [http://www.ibima.org/TR2010/index.html]
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9821489-3-8
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/3132
dc.description Proceedings of the 14th International Business Information Management Association Conference (14th IBIMA), 23 - 24 June 2010, Istanbul, Turkey. (Business Transformation through Innovation and Knowledge Management: An Academic Perspective, edited by Khalid S. Soliman). en
dc.description.abstract The wholesale implementation of Information Technology (IT) has brought with it a host of unintended and unforeseen consequences. Through a literature review and an examination of both Postmodernism and IT, it is proposed that the influences of IT have acted and continued to act to promote Postmodernism. These influences amongst others include displacement of space and time, its promotion of the Information Society, its ability to create digital hyper-realities, its destructive influence on tradition and culture, and most of all its revolutionary impact on the identity. Through these influences this reflective paper seeks to demonstrate that the agency of IT (unintentionally)supports a Postmodern deconstructed societal structure. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Postmodernity en
dc.subject Identity en
dc.subject Information and Communication Technology en
dc.subject Culture en
dc.title ICT to disempower? A perspective on ICT as postmodern agent en
dc.type Article en


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