Editor's Introduction: Theorizing ICTs and Society

  • Wolfgang Hofkirchner ICT&S Center, University of Salzburg


Given the short period of time internet research and related new fields had to establish themselves, it does not come as a surprise that their development is still a search for identity. Self-reflection is needed when it comes to recommendations for practice, and when it comes to empirical studies, and it is in the domain of theory where the glue can be found that integrates praxis with empirical research. The four collected papers published here date back to a panel I held on “Approaches towards ICTs and Society - Theories and Methodologies” at the IADIS ICT, Society and Human Beings 2009 (ICT 2009) Conference chaired by Gunilla Bradley.
Theorizing ICTs & Society