Informed bodies: Does the corporeal experience matter to information literacy practice?

Annemaree Lloyd-Zantiotis

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Bodies are central to the information experience, but are not often accounted for as a source of information, that is central to the information literacy experience. Based on research with emergency services personnel and with nurses, this chapter explores the role of the body as a locus for understanding and meaning-making. Drawing from a sociocultural perspective, the author suggests that the concept of information experience as a stand-alone conception is meaningless. A solution is to acknowledge the referencing of embodied experience against social conditions and ways of knowing that inform peoples’ experience of practice, as located within the body. Key questions for researchers considering an information experience approach are posed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation experience
Subtitle of host publicationApproaches to theory and practice
EditorsChristine Bruce, Hilary Hughes, Helen Partridge, Kate Davis, Ian Stoodley
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781783508167
ISBN (Print)9781783508150
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameLibrary and information science

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