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Shaghaghi M. What definition of information would be emancipatory one?. Human Information Interaction 2014; 1 (3)
URL: http://hii.khu.ac.ir/article-1-2130-en.html
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Background and Aim: Human-information interaction, either in every day life or in research approaches, depends on pre-assumptions about “what information is”. Sometimes this pre-assumptions become axiomtic in a way that we must return to primary concerns about them to explore new social phenomenas. Information as an object is one of pre-assumptions. In this paper, the mentioned pre-assumptions are criticized by means of “Critical Theory” and new taxonomy of definitions on information is introduced.
Method: Documentary research method is used for gathering evidences and conceptual analysis approach is used for studing, investigating and reasoning across them.
Results: Reflections about definitions of information by means of “Critical Theory” lenz shows that those definitions that see information as an object, leads to commodification of information that is an introduction to preference of private vs. common and domination vs. participation. Thus all definitions that have such a pre-assumption are slavery definitions and all definition that see information as subjective and lingual entity are emancipatory ones.
Conclusion: Research approaches that arise from commodificatory definitions of inform
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