Document (#36136)

Author
Day, R.E.
Title
Death of the user : reconceptualizing subjects, objects, and their relations
Source
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 62(2011) no.1, S.78-88
Year
2011
Abstract
The article explains why the concept of the user in Library and Information Science (LIS) user studies and information seeking behavior is theoretically inadequate and it proposes a reconceptualization of subjects, objects, and their relations according to a model of 'double mediation.' Formal causation (affordances) is suggested as a substitute for mechanistic causation. The notion of 'affective causation' is introduced. The works of several psychoanalysts and continental and Anglo-American philosophers are used as tools to develop the model.

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