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Ett kommentarsfält blir till: När sociala föreställningar sammanflätas med digitala material
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Many people perceive a division between an online world and the ‘real’ world outside of the World Wide Web. However, this view often leads to a reduced sense of importance ascribed to what takes place online, even though it affects life in very real ways. In our study we aim to explain the importance of how meaning is built in to sociomaterial compositions. By analyzing comment fields hosted by a Swedish IT-journal we illustrate how what is being said interplays with the technological platform in various ways. This is sociomateriality in action. This study concludes that when social and material agencies interlock new meaning emerges. This process of imbrication has the potential to affect everyday life, whether offline or online.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 44 p.
Informatik Student Paper Bachelor (INFSPB), SPB 2014.09
Keyword [en]
IT, sociomateriality, critical realism, gender equality, comment fields, imbrication, organization
Keyword [sv]
IT, sociomaterialitet, kritisk realism, jämställdhet, kommentarsfält, imbrikation, organisation
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-90108OAI: diva2:726000
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Educational program
Programme in Behavioural Analysis of IT-Environments
Available from: 2014-06-17 Created: 2014-06-17 Last updated: 2014-06-17Bibliographically approved

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