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Title:The lens of postcolonial theory in LIS research and practice
Author(s):Khanal, Navadeep
Director of Research:Bishop, Ann Peterson
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Bishop, Ann Peterson
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Jenkins, Christine A.; Gant, Jon P.; Kvasny, Lynette
Department / Program:Library & Information Science
Discipline:Library & Information Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Library and Information Science (LIS)
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
postcolonial
representation
identity
agency
development
community informatics
research
postcolonialism
rural and remote
critical analysis
discourse analysis
Abstract:This study explores a framework for critical analysis in research and practice within LIS to better understand questions, circumstances, location, and positioning of researchers. Its focus is the area of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use for development in underserved, rural and remote communities. For a body of sustained critical thought, the study turns to postcolonial theory (PCT). Guided by postcolonial discourses of representation, identity, and agency, the study analyzes literature in the field to identify problematic issues and discusses their implications.
Issue Date:2012-12
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/42338
Rights Information:Copyright 2012 Navadeep Khanal
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-02-03
Date Deposited:2012-12


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