Cultural appropriation: information technologies as sites of transnational imagination

  title={Cultural appropriation: information technologies as sites of transnational imagination},
  author={S. Lindtner and Kenneth T. Anderson and P. Dourish},
  journal={Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work},
The diverse ways in which technologies are modified and appropriated into local contexts are an important theme in CSCW research. Today, translocal processes such as the formation of international corporations and the movement of people and ideas across nation states increasingly shape these local contexts of technology use and design. We draw from prior work on appropriation in CSCW and meld it with work from transnational studies to illustrate appropriation as a cultural phenomenon and as it… Expand
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