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International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI) Volume 6, Issue 3

Book Description

The International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI) publishes research articles covering a wide range of topics related to actor-network theory (ANT) and its use as a means of exploring socio-technical phenomena. An important goal for the journal is to facilitate publication of the body of research relating to the use of actor-network theory as a means of understanding various socio-technical phenomena and providing examples and case studies of technological innovation. The journal facilitates the distribution of a wide range of research of this type. Much, but not all, of this research relates to the implementation and use of information and communication technologies (ICT), as these inevitably involve interactions between technology and people. This is the area in which ANT is particularly useful and articles along these lines are encouraged. Other areas of special interest are the use of ANT as an analytical framework for research in education and in nursing. This journal covers a range of topics related to actor-network theory (ANT). These topics include the development of actor-network theory itself, as well as case studies of its use to assist in the explanation of various socio-technical phenomena. It also includes topics relating to technological innovation, both those using actor-network theory as an explanatory framework and those using other approaches.

This issue contains the following articles:

  • Computer Networks as the Embodiment of Social Networks: The Role of National Scientific Communities in the Development of Internet in the U.S. and Bulgaria
  • Unravelling Design Controversies in a Transnational Healthcare Information System: An Actor-Network Analysis
  • Deploying an ‘Out of Space' Technology: A Case Study of Non-Human Resistance