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Intercultural information ethics: foundations and applications

Intercultural information ethics: foundations and applications Purpose – This paper aims to examine the present status of the research field intercultural information ethics (IIE) including the foundational debate as well as specific issues. Design/methodology/approach – A critical overview of the recent literature of the field is given. Findings – The present IIE debate focuses on a narrow view of the field leaving aside comparative studies with non‐digital media as well as with other epochs and cultures. There is an emphasis on the question of privacy but other issues such as online communities, governmentality, gender issues, mobile phones, health care and the digital divide are on the agenda. Originality/value – The paper addresses basic issues of IIE that may open new vistas for research and practice in this field. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society Emerald Publishing

Intercultural information ethics: foundations and applications

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1477-996X
DOI
10.1108/14779960810888347
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to examine the present status of the research field intercultural information ethics (IIE) including the foundational debate as well as specific issues. Design/methodology/approach – A critical overview of the recent literature of the field is given. Findings – The present IIE debate focuses on a narrow view of the field leaving aside comparative studies with non‐digital media as well as with other epochs and cultures. There is an emphasis on the question of privacy but other issues such as online communities, governmentality, gender issues, mobile phones, health care and the digital divide are on the agenda. Originality/value – The paper addresses basic issues of IIE that may open new vistas for research and practice in this field.

Journal

Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in SocietyEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 27, 2008

Keywords: Culture; Information management; Ethics; Privacy

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