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Editorial: A Brief History of the Material in Sociomateriality

Editorial: A Brief History of the Material in Sociomateriality Editorial: A Brief History of the Material in Sociomateriality Nik Rushdi Hassan University of Minnesota Duluth University of South Africa Abstract Sociomateriality is gaining acceptance in the IS field as a way of taking technology more seriously, but not without its share of criticism. Technology itself is defined in many different ways. Coupled with the broader debates surrounding the complex issues and controversies around the relationship between the social and the material, discussions on how technology is tied to work and organizations will continue to develop. The goal of this special issue is to contribute towards clarifying what the tenets of sociomateriality mean for IS research. Beginning with this editorial that elaborates on material agency in IT, the articles in the special issue discuss posthumanism and notion of separability and inseparability, compare the tenets of sociomateriality with critical realism, propose a method for researching sociomateriality, and elaborate on how a view of ontological fusion provides a more holistic view of a digitally-infused society. Keywords: Philosophy of Information Systems (IS), IS theory, social and material agency, socio-technical studies ACM Categories: K.2, K.4 Introduction Introduced as a response to the perceived neglect of technology in management research, Orlikowski (2007) proposed http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM SIGMIS Database: the DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems Association for Computing Machinery

Editorial: A Brief History of the Material in Sociomateriality

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Publisher
Association for Computing Machinery
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by ACM Inc.
ISSN
0095-0033
DOI
10.1145/3025099.3025101
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Abstract

Editorial: A Brief History of the Material in Sociomateriality Nik Rushdi Hassan University of Minnesota Duluth University of South Africa Abstract Sociomateriality is gaining acceptance in the IS field as a way of taking technology more seriously, but not without its share of criticism. Technology itself is defined in many different ways. Coupled with the broader debates surrounding the complex issues and controversies around the relationship between the social and the material, discussions on how technology is tied to work and organizations will continue to develop. The goal of this special issue is to contribute towards clarifying what the tenets of sociomateriality mean for IS research. Beginning with this editorial that elaborates on material agency in IT, the articles in the special issue discuss posthumanism and notion of separability and inseparability, compare the tenets of sociomateriality with critical realism, propose a method for researching sociomateriality, and elaborate on how a view of ontological fusion provides a more holistic view of a digitally-infused society. Keywords: Philosophy of Information Systems (IS), IS theory, social and material agency, socio-technical studies ACM Categories: K.2, K.4 Introduction Introduced as a response to the perceived neglect of technology in management research, Orlikowski (2007) proposed

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ACM SIGMIS Database: the DATABASE for Advances in Information SystemsAssociation for Computing Machinery

Published: Dec 13, 2016

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