Pairing information with poverty. Traces of development discourse in LIS.

  title={Pairing information with poverty. Traces of development discourse in LIS.},
  author={Jutta Haider and David Bawden},
  journal={New Library World},
Purpose – The purpose of this research is to investigate and critically assess the notions of “information poverty” in LIS by highlighting its connections with development discourse.Design/methodology/approach – The article takes a discourse analysis approach, which starts from Michel Foucault's understanding of discourse. “Information poverty” is posited as a statement and investigated in its relation to other statements. The focus is on discursive procedures that emerge from the repeated… 
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