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Informed Bodies: Does the Corporeal Experience Matter to Information Literacy Practice?

Information Experience: Approaches to Theory and Practice

ISBN: 978-1-78350-815-0, eISBN: 978-1-78350-816-7

ISSN: 1876-0562

Publication date: 12 August 2014

Abstract

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.

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Lloyd, A. (2014), "Informed Bodies: Does the Corporeal Experience Matter to Information Literacy Practice?", Information Experience: Approaches to Theory and Practice (Library and Information Science, Vol. 9), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 85-99. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1876-056220140000010003

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