Quantum Leap: Practice Architectures as a Conceptual Tool in Information Practices Research


This paper makes the case for practice architectures (Kemmis, et al., 2014; Mahon et al. 2017) as a useful conceptual tool in information practices research. It argues that practice architectures provides a meso-sociological framework which might be used to address long-standing critique of the narrow focus on the individual information seeker in traditional information research. The paper provides a brief overview of the framework’s key concepts (e.g. cultural-discursive, material-economic, social-political arrangements). It uses findings from an ongoing study of information practices in archaeological contexts to provide an example of how they can be applied to information practices research.

Jun 5, 2024 3:00 pm — 3:30 pm