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Vitenskapelig artikkel

Placing Globalizing Technologies: Telemedicine and the Making of Difference

  • Kari Dyb og
  • Susan Halford


ISSN 0038-0385
e-ISSN 1469-8684
NVI-nivå 2

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2009
Volum: 43
Hefte: 2
Sider: 232 - 249


Isi-ID: 000265235700003
Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-65249149011

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Placing Globalizing Technologies: Telemedicine and the Making of Difference


The development and proliferation of new information and communication technologies has generated some profound claims about the erasure of place. Whislt these claims have continued political and policy resonance, they are increasingly challenged in sociological debate, which empasize on the persistence of the local. Following this lead, our article explores relations between technology and place. We develop our understanding through engagement with Science and Technology Studies, Actor Network Theory and geographical conceptualizations of place. Our argument is worked through a new empirical study of telemedicine, where new technologies are applied precisely to overcome place. Our analysis is that, on the contrary, empirical outcomes are legible only through the lens of place. This has important policy implications and broader implicatins for thinking about technology in contemporary debates about globalization.


Kari Dyb

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Nasjonalt senter for e-helseforskning ved Universitetssykehuset Nord-Norge HF

Susan Halford

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved University of Southampton
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