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.
|Title of host publication||Information experience|
|Subtitle of host publication||Approaches to theory and practice|
|Editors||Christine Bruce, Hilary Hughes, Helen Partridge, Kate Davis, Ian Stoodley|
|Place of Publication||United Kindom|
|Publisher||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Name||Library and information science|
Lloyd-Zantiotis, A. (2014). Informed bodies: Does the corporeal experience matter to information literacy practice? In C. Bruce, H. Hughes, H. Partridge, K. Davis, & I. Stoodley (Eds.), Information experience: Approaches to theory and practice (pp. 86-99). (Library and information science; Vol. 9). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.