Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2532
Title: Cooperation and Power
Authors: Sherry, John
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: ECSCW 1995: Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 65-80
Series/Report no.: ECSCW
Abstract: New technologies are not only transforming workplace practices in familiar settings They are also finding their way into the types of "exotic" locales which have traditionally been of interest to anthropologists. This paper presents an ethnographic analysis of technologically mediated communication in one such atypical setting, among a grassroots group of activists from the Navajo Indian Reservation in the southwestern United States. As this case illustrates, mere access to technology does not solve all of the problems such groups face in terms of empowerment, access to resources for action, and coordination. The discursive practices embodied in technological design may perpetuate the relations of dominance and subordination which characterize interactions between "marginalized" groups and "mainstream" organizations, and force groups into forms of organization which they find inappropnate
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2532
ISBN: 978-94-011-0349-7
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Stockholm, Sweden
metadata.mci.conference.date: 10–14 September 1995
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