Library Trends 70 (2) Fall 2021: Family Matters: Mapping Information Phenomena within the Context of the Family [Restricted Access]

 

Library Trends 70 (2) Fall 2021: Family Matters: Mapping Information Phenomena within the Context of the Family. Edited by Nicole K. Dalmer and Sarah Barriage.

As a result of this dominance and influence of the family, this special issue centers on family-focused library and information science (LIS) research and is borne from conversations and reflections posed at a 2019 iConference Session for Interaction and Engagement of the same name. In proposing the iConference session and this special issue, we hoped to draw attention to the possibilities that considerations of the family may open up within LIS scholarship, allowing for different ways of thinking about central theoretical concepts and offering alternatives to dominant methodological approaches. Familial relationships have been central to our own work in various ways (e.g., Barriage 2016; Barriage and Searles 2015; Dalmer 2018, 2020), and we have experienced, firsthand, the intriguing questions and unique challenges that situating one’s research within this context can pose.


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