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"Wagenknecht, Susann" <[log in to unmask]>
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Wagenknecht, Susann
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:17:18 +0000
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Call for Participation

Theory transfers? Social theory & CSCW research

Workshop at CSCW 2017, Portland, Oregon, February 25 or 26


Finding time to present and discuss theories at CSCW events has proven a perpetual challenge. This workshop takes up this cause by facilitating an open-ended discussion about how diverse strands of social theory not only align with but support innovative CSCW research. The workshop will focus on three guiding questions: How, when, and to what end can social theory benefit CSCW research? What recent developments in social theory could be especially impactful for CSCW research today? What can CSCW research contribute to social theory?

With an aim to building a new community of practice, the workshop will provide an open forum for scholars and practitioners to probing the merits and limitations of social theory for CSCW research. We welcome participants with diverse theoretical interests, ranging from organizational theory to intersectionality, social materiality to pragmatism, practice theory, and beyond.

CALL for position papers (2-4 pages)

We welcome submissions that reflect upon:

  *   Specific concepts, frameworks, and modes of theorizing: How have these proven salient for CSCW (or, promise to do so in the future)? What are their limitations?
  *   Workshop Questions: What recent developments in social theory could benefit CSCW research? How, when, and to what end can social theory benefit CSCW research? What can CSCW research contribute to social theory?
  *   Optional: Encounters authors had with various forms of theory during the past years. What are authors’ preferred theoretical perspectives? When was theory helpful? When has engagement with theory proven unproductive?


Workshop papers should be 2-4 pages and submitted to workshop organizers by January 2, 2017. Please email workshop papers to [log in to unmask]


Susann Wagenknecht, University of Siegen
Ingrid Erickson, Rutgers University
Carsten Østerlund, Syracuse University
Melissa Mazmanian, UC Irvine

Pernille Bjørn, University of Copenhagen

Best wishes, and hoping to see you @ CSCW2017,

Susann Wagenknecht, PhD
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / postdoc
Seminar für Sozialwissenschaften / Department of Social Sciences
Universität Siegen / University of Siegen

office: AR-B-2125
phone: +49 (0) 271 740 4511
mail: Universität Siegen, PF D-57068 Siegen

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