The arobase in the library — The libr@ry in society

Bruce, Bertram C. & Kapitzke, Cushla (2006) The arobase in the library — The libr@ry in society. In Kapitzke, Cushla & Bruce, Bertram C. (Eds.) Libraries: Changing information space and practice. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah N.J., pp. 281-294.


This chapter is the last in the book, "Libr@ries: Changing information space and practice" (Kapitzke & Bruce, 2006). The authors ground their conceptual formulation of the emerging information commons in a biographical narrative from last century. Titled "Mato’s Fez", this historical cameo is used to show how place and space, technology and practice, are woven throughout the ideas presented by the authors in the book and in the lives of ordinary people, especially those who work in libr@ries. The chapter closes with a reflection on the increasing politicization of knowledge and encouragement for the library profession to continue their role as "truth-telling" parrhesiastes as described by Michel Foucault in his relatively little known text, "Fearless speech" (2001).

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ID Code: 5884
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Place, Space, Arobase space, Arobase capital, Arobase knowledge, Political economy, Libr@ry, Libr@ries, Parrhesiastes, Michel Foucault
ISBN: : 095466731X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Deposited On: 10 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:25

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