DESIGN OF DIGITAL DEMOCRACIES: Performances of citizenship, gender and IT

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Pirjo Elovaara, Christina Mörtberg
Title: DESIGN OF DIGITAL DEMOCRACIES: Performances of citizenship, gender and IT
Journal: Information, Communication and Society
Year: 2007
Volume: 10
Issue: 3
Pagination: 404-423
ISSN: 1468-4462
Publisher: Routledge
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Technoculture, Humanities and Planning (Sektionen för teknokultur, humaniora och samhällsbyggnad)
School of Technoculture, Humanities and Planning S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.tks.bth.se/
Authors e-mail: pirjo.elovaara@bth.se, chrismmo@ifi.uio, no
Language: English
Abstract: Abstract
The point of departure for this article is several Swedish IT policies that articulate goals for further development of the welfare state, which demand and enable active citizenship as well as enrolment of IT in the performance of this active citizenship. This article also examines the performance of active citizenship in a variety of sociotechnical arenas where people and technology coexist. Does the notion of active citizenship turn out a number of performances when translated into materialized technologies, such as Internet portals and web-based services? The authors juxtapose the policies with a construction of agencies in the story of citizens' design. In the last section, the discussions taking place in the parliament of things are summarized and related to the problematizations of citizenship, gender and IT.
Subject: Technoscience Studies\General
Keywords: Citizenship; gender; information technology; parliament of things; IT policies; Sweden
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