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International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI) Volume 7, Issue 2

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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 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 ANT as an explanatory framework and those using other approaches.

This issue contains the following articles:

  • Combining Actor-Network Theory and the Concept of Ecosystem Services to Assess the Development of Arctic Shipping Routes
  • Living with a Dam: A Case of Care Practices in Large Technical Systems
  • Interfering in Hinterlands of Discontent: Making a Difference Differently
  • The Sentiment Revealed in Social Networks during the Games of the Brazilian Team in the 2014 World Cup: A Conceptual Approach of Actor-Network Theory
  • Developing a Web 2.0 Business Portal to Benefit SMEs, Industry, Local Government, and Consumers

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Masthead
  3. Call For Articles
  4. Editorial Preface
  5. Combining Actor-Network Theory and the Concept of Ecosystem Services to Assess the Development of Arctic Shipping Routes
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE DEVELOPMENT OF ARCTIC SHIPPING ROUTES AS AN INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE
    4. THEORETICAL UNDERSTANDING OF INTERDEPENDENCIES BETWEEN “CLIMATE CHANGE” AND “GEOPOLITICS”
    5. SHIPPING ROUTES AS A SOCIO-MENTAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEM
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
  6. Living with a Dam:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. DAMS AS SOCIETAL STRUCTURES
    4. 3. DAMS AS ACTOR-NETWORK
    5. 4. THE “MASTER” OF THE DAM
    6. 5. PHENOMENOLOGY OF HETEROGENEOUS ‘COUPLING’?
    7. 6. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  7. Interfering in Hinterlands of Discontent:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ARRAYING HINTERLANDS
    4. A DISMISSIVE HINTERLAND: WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE DON’T COUNT
    5. TODAY’S MODALITIES, TOMORROW’S HINTERLAND: SELLING A DREAM
    6. A HINTERLAND OF ORTHODOXY: CONTESTED REALITIES
    7. RUNNING INTERFERENCE ON HINTERLANDS
    8. AN ENABLING TEXT?
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ENDNOTES
  8. The Sentiment Revealed in Social Networks during the Games of the Brazilian Team in the 2014 World Cup:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHODOLOGY
    4. ANALYSIS FEELINGS THROUGH SOCIAL NETWORKS
    5. HOW TO CHECK THE FEELING IN THIS METHOD?
    6. PROCESS ANALYSIS, COLLECTION AND DISPLAY OF DATA
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ENDNOTES
  9. Developing a Web 2.0 Business Portal to Benefit SMEs, Industry, Local Government, and Consumers
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION: AUSTRALIA’S ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE AND THE INTERNET
    3. 2. BACKGROUND: WEB 2.0, PORTALS AND SMALL BUSINESS
    4. 3. DEVELOPING A WEB 2.0 PORTAL FOR AUSTRALIAN SMES
    5. 4. DEVELOPMENT OF THE SME WEB 2.0 PORTAL
    6. 5. ACTOR-NETWORK THEORY AND INNOVATION TRANSLATION
    7. 6. WEB 2.0 AND ACTOR NETWORK THEORY
    8. 7. DISCUSSION
    9. 8. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
  10. Call For Articles