Technological Advancements and the Impact of Actor-Network Theory, 1st Edition

  • Arthur Tatnall Department of Business Computing, Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
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  • ISBN-10: 1466661275
  • ISBN-13: 9781466661271
  • DDC: 303.01
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Actor-Network Theory (ANT) has existed as a topic of interest among social theorists for decades. Due to the prevalence of technology in modern society, discussions over the influence of actor-network theory on the changing scope of technology can assist in facilitating further research and scientific thought. Technological Advancements and the Impact of Actor-Network Theory focuses on cross-disciplinary research as well as examples of the use of actor-network theory in a variety of fields, including medicine, education, business, engineering, environmental science, computer science, and social science. This timely publication is well-suited for reference use by academicians, researchers, upper-level students, and theorists.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Human and Social Aspects of Technology (AHSAT) Book Series.
Titles in this Series.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: The Impact of ICT in Educating Students with Learning Disabilities in Australian Schools: An ANT Approach.
2: How an Actor Network Theory (ANT) Analysis Can Help Us to Understand the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) in Australia.
3: Climate Information Use: An Actor-Network Theory Perspective.
4: A Fluid Metaphor to Theorize IT Artifacts: A Post-ANT Analysis.
5: How the Rich Lens of ANT Can Help us to Understand the Advantages of Mobile Solutions.
6: Information and Communication Technology Projects and the Associated Risks.
7: Actor-Network Theory: A Bureaucratic View of Public Service Innovation Noel Carroll.
8: E-Health in Australia and Germany.
9: Human Interactions in Software Deployment: A Case of a South African Telecommunication.
10: School Management Software in Australia and the Issue of Technological Adoption.
11: Studying DNA: Envisioning New Intersections between Feminist Methodologies and Actor-Network Theory.
12: Achieving E-Health Success:The Key Role for ANT.
13: Evolving Digital Communication: An Actor-Network Analysis of Social Networking Sites.
14: Disturbing Practices in Engineering Design Projects.
15: Web Tools as Actors: The Case of Online Investing.
Related References.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.