Having a Say: Voices for all the Actors in ANT Research? Kennan, Mary Anne en_US Cecez-Kecmanovic, Dubravka en_US Underwood, Jim en_US 2021-11-25T16:31:25Z 2021-11-25T16:31:25Z 2010 en_US
dc.description.abstract This article explores some of the issues associated with giving non-human actors a voice of their own in actor-network theory based research. What issues do we face in doing so? Does doing so increase understanding of the issue to hand, bring to life and make more accessible and interesting the stories of these actors? Or does this anthropomorphism detract from the issues at hand? We discuss these broader issues and then present some findings from an ANT field study which investigated the implementation of institutional repositories and their relations with the spread of open access to scholarly publishing. We experiment with allowing some of the non-human actors to speak for themselves. We conclude with a discussion which opens the debate: does giving voice to non-human actors bring them to life and make them better understood as intimately entangled with each other and human actors in the sociomaterial practices of the everyday? And what are the challenges in doing so? en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other anthropomorphism en_US
dc.subject.other Actor-network theory en_US
dc.subject.other institutional repositories, en_US
dc.subject.other open access en_US
dc.subject.other scholarly publishing en_US
dc.title Having a Say: Voices for all the Actors in ANT Research? en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Business
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 2 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 1-16 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 2 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Kennan, Mary Anne en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Cecez-Kecmanovic, Dubravka , Information Systems, Technology & Management, Australian School of Business, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Underwood, Jim en_US School of Information Systems & Technology Management *
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